Re: Testing netapplet
On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 01:35:39 -0400 (EDT), Jaldhar H Vyas <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Thomas Hood wrote:
>> I find it interesting that configuration tools are held to a lower
>> standard than normal applications when it comes to judging their
>> fitness for release. (/me reads the RC bug list ...) There is,
>> for example, a bug open against audacity that is rated critical on
>> the grounds that it "causes audio data to be lost from some saved
>> audacity projects". However, if a configuration tool such as
>> webmin erases lines in /etc/network/interfaces then that is
>> considered OK so long as it wouldn't erase lines in _Grandma's_
>> /etc/network/interfaces file.
> Well only Grandma is likely to be using webmin in the first place!
> And to be fair it does work in the vast majority of cases. You have
> a complicated setup.
> That's why your criticisms of webmin are not RC (IMO) they are
> important though, I don't deny that.
If they cause data loss, then the bug is grave or
higher. Whether or not this grave bug is RC depends on the release
"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world."
Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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