Re: Idea for maintaining packages up for adoption
On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 01:49:15PM +0200, Benjamin BAYART wrote:
Recently (a few months ago) the debian-qa team did an update of dvidvi,
applying the patches that were in the BTS. Before that, bugs have been
in open state, some with patches attached, for more than 5 years.
But they're applied now, right? I guess the system worked.
Despite your unfair position,
Of course, you might think that a system in which bugs can stay opened
during years, with patches available at the hand, is a good system and
that it should not change.
Dude, *your proposal doesn't do anything to change that*.
efforts. And, yes, a patch in a BTS is only accessible to developpers,
not to users. Users does not know how to apply a patch and compile a
program, this is why they use a distribution.
<bullshit alert>So, ordinary users can't pull a patch out of the BTS and
apply it, but they can use subversion? I'd *love* to see the users in
your little world.