I’m wondering about the policy regarding making modifications to pre-release units.
I’m guessing that destructive modifications (eg. “let’s cut a passthrough slot into this Basic machine”) are out of the question, but what’s the policy on reversible/non-destructive modifications?
I’ll start with a simple hypothetical situation…
Let’s say a PRU was shipped out and the recipient noticed a screw holding the shielding to the case was loose. Let’s say this screw was visibly sticking out a small amount, but obviously wasn’t affecting the performance of the machine. After the PRU user has filed a bug report, would they be allowed/encouraged to grab a screwdriver and tighten-up the screw? Would they be expected to wait to be told to tighten the screw? Ignore it / “deal with it”?
What about repairs to parts that aren’t working right?
“Oops, this thing is bent. I bet I can bend it back using a pair of pliars. Now that I’ve filed a bug report, the next.thing I should do is ___________________.”
I’m assuming I’m near the end of the PRU candidate list, so the answers to these questions won’t help me personally, but I’m curious about the answers anyway.