On Monday 17 November 2008, Pierre Habouzit wrote: > I would welcome a more permanent answer to the firmware question, > really, I'm not really pleased with the trolls that arise on the > subject prior to every release. I completely agree with that. >  http://bugs.debian.org/tag:lenny-ignore > my point with this URL, is that lenny-ignore tags are highly > visible and traceable. It's not an intent of the release team to > rub things under the carpet. I did not say it was your intention to rub things under the carpet, and you will never hear me say so. But the fact that things can be found if you go look for them, does not mean they are visible. My point is that most people will never see such lists as they just don't go looking for them. And they should not have to. My very strong opinion is that it is part of the job of being a release manager to *actively* bring things that can be expected to be important or controversial to project members to their attention and, if needed, discuss such things _before_ they are done. And for me that includes setting ignore tags on BRs that involve DFSG violations and removals of anything other that totally obvious unmaintained fringe packages. In most cases a simple mail "for the following reasons we are considering to [...]" to d-devel would be more than sufficient to check if there is any real issue with a planned action. Just allow a few days or a week for reactions. Cheers, FJP
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