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Bug#279927: Tagging "won't fix" (cosmetic improvements to XML)

tags 279927 - wontfix

On Tuesday 08 February 2005 18:31, Branden Robinson wrote:
> Frans Pop tagged this bug "wontfix" on 8 November 2004, saying:
>   We will keep this patch until after RC2 and see if it can still be
> applied then.
> As I understand it, the RC2 release has long since happened, but as far
> as I can tell no one looked back into this, probably assuming the
> "wontfix" tag implied "forever".

That is correct, but at that time RC2 was to be the final build for Sarge, 
which, as I am sure you know, it turned out it wasn't.
It has always looked to me as if RC3 would happen "fairly soon"; there 
never was a clear date (AFAIK there still isn't).

In hindsight the patch could probably have been applied after RC2. IMHO 
however, at any time since RC2, my arguments for not applying it were and 
still are valid.

> Are there any plans to review this patch?

I have just tested how the patch applies against the current version of 
the manual and I get 100 hunks that fail (4 hunks have already been 
fixed). The content of the patch has not yet really been reviewed.

> Is there anything I can do to help expedite its review?

Well, I don't know how you created the patch. If that was done largely 
automated, it would be good if you could create a new patch after RC3.
If not, I will review the patch then.

> [Also, in the future, can the debian-installer-manual maintainers
> please:
> 1) CC the bug submitter when telling the control bot to mark a bug
> wontfix, so the submitter sees the explanation;

CC'ing you now :-)

> 2) Use a mechanism other than "tagging wontfix" to mean "postponed". 
> I'm pretty sure that's not what the "wontfix" tag means.]

Removed the tag.


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