Re: Please unblock ekiga/2.0.3-4 and remove gnomemeeting from testing afterwards
On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 07:15:12PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 02:02:44PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> > > > - no IPv6 support
> > > This is regrettable, but not RC (and I've downgraded it).
> > I'm a bit disturbed about the non-RCness here; that's a major regression
> > for users relying on IPv6 (and I can certainly imagine the uses of IPv6
> > for peer-to-peer communication behind firewalls), plus ("pervasive")
> > IPv6 support is a release goal. I do not see any mention of IPv6 in
> > etch_rc_policy.txt, and the 20060717 release update clearly states that
> > release goals are not release blockers, yet I find it disturbing.
> > Grmpf.
> Documenting something as a release goal means that the release team commits
> to giving as much support as possible to folks who want to work on that
> goal. Delaying the release for release goals that don't have anyone working
> on them is something else entirely. Bug #375056 is 256 days old -- there
> was ample time for someone to work on it if IPv6 support in ekiga was
> important to them, well before gnomemeeting was removed. (And there still
> is time, if someone is still interested in working on it.)
Why was not ekiga uploaded from day 1 as a replacement to
gnomemeeting? Maybe its maintainers considered it brought too many
regressions with respect to gnomemeeting...
I understand gnomemeeting has been removed for (understandable)
security management reasons but not as a request from its maintainers
for it was obsoleted by ekiga.
(_User_ of gnomemeeting over IPv6 without the skills to fix ekiga with
respect to this. But are users of any importance?).