Re: On maintainers not responding to bugs
On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> what would be so bad about requiring that every >= important bug be
> tagged (either confirmed, forwarded, non-reproducible, moreinfo, or
> upstream) or simply closed?
All bugs *should* be dealt with, but requiring that it be done is
counter productive when maintainers are unable to keep up with the
bugs that they already have.
High numbers of unresponded bugs are an indication that a maintainer
or a package is spead too thin, but spreading them thinner is not the
solution. Jumping in and helping out is.
Junkies were all knitted together in a loose global macrame, the
intercontinental freemasonry of narcotics.
-- Bruce Sterling, _Holy Fire_ p257