Dean weighed in with some useful suggestions to improve SaVi's dynamic texturemapping using Geomview. Alas, they all involve modifying Geomview, which I've been avoiding up until now; I suppose I could come up with a set of diffs, much as I did when I took over SaVi 1.0. Geomview's development is... quiet; no idea when its C++ streamhandling code will build with gcc 3.2, or whether a 1.8.2 release will turn up.
I've had some success with using mozilla's bugzilla, describing various mozilla bugs, and even seeing some resolved. It feels worthwhile.
Not so with gnome's bugzilla. Two years ago I filed a bug on a gnome component, and someone finally got around to doing something about it yesterday.
Apparently I should upgrade to gnome 2. Riiight. I'll do that straight after I upgrade to emacs 21, which is after hell freezes over.
September 2003 update: I see jwz has had exactly the same problem.