Re: Bug#340428: octave2.9 - lists mailing list as uploader in changelog
Thiemo Seufer writes ("Re: Bug#340428: octave2.9 - lists mailing list as uploader in changelog"):
> Policy violations are RC by definition.
This is pernicious nonsense.
Asking whether a bug is release critical is the same as asking whether
it would be better to release with the bug, or to discard the package
and/or delay the release. There are plenty of situations where a
violation of a stricture in the policy manual is not a good reason for
ditching the package or delaying the release.
Furthermore, lest you say `but the policy manual says ...': whether a
bug is release critical is determined by the release team (usually via
their release policy), not by the policy manual.