Re: Gnome bug 94684
On 27 Apr 2001, Christian Marillat wrote:
> *You* are a serious problem.
> If you don't want to change your configuration each time you did a apt-get
> upgrade, then install potato.
> testing/unstable is for real men (tm).
In that case, perhaps these packages should be removed from testing. The
purpose of testing is to prepare these packages for release as a stable
distribution. If you're not interested in providing a clean upgrade path from
potato and fixing bugs that *will cause problems* for users who upgrade, then
there's no sense in continuing the charade.
The community expects Debian to be more than a collection of software
packages; they expect Debian to be a well-integrated operating *system*.
Whether or not you feel it's your responsibility to fix the problem, denying
that the problem exists is not going to help our users.
> TB> When he said "I can do nothing" he closed the bug. I replied "yes you
> TB> can do something" and reopened it, and he elected to mark it wontfix.
> TB> Now, wontfix is for specific reasons, and "I don't want to bother
> TB> forwarding the bug upstream" is just not an adequate reason.
> This is my last post about this flamewar.
> Maybe I'll reply to constructive post.
If you don't reply, I hope you at least think about how your decisions could
affect the perception of Debian as a whole. GNOME is a very widely-used
destkop system; if this bug is present when woody is released, a lot of people
are going to see it. Do you think they'll blame the upstream, or do you think
they'll blame us?