Re: Upcoming Debian Releases
I agree with Dwarf that bug age is not a criteria for the
seriousness of the bug, but I think it is still not an unreasonable
goal to at least try to get rid of some of the items on our bug
Ideally, I'd like us all to be totally motivated and active in
removing obsolete bugs from the tracking system, and to actively hunt
out the last little bug, but, being human, we all seem to need an
incentive to do so (just look at some of the older reports to see
what I mean).
The only reason that a bug shuld be there for more than a year
is if it is a feature request; or else it should have been handled,
or forwarded upstream. If people really have had no time, maybe it is
time to give up those packages to some one else, or orphan them.
Maybe we need a mechanism that says ``feature request''
similar to the ``forwarded upstream'' process.
So, even if really old bugs may not be ``critical'' or show
stoppers, I think it is important to squashh the oldest, say every 3
months or so. Makes sense to attach to a process already
established, namely the release process.
"Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in
jeopardy." John Dewey
Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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