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

On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 08:31:56PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> tags 279927 - wontfix
> thanks
> 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).

All right.

> 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.

I don't understand.  It could probably have been applied, but also probably
shouldn't have been?

> > 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.

It was done almost entirely by hand.

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

If I am the only person who cares to see the problems I fixed addressed,
then please feel free to close this bug (and re-mark it "wontfix").  I had
thought I was being helpful, but if that's not the case, there's not much
sense cluttering the BTS with this report.

G. Branden Robinson                |      The greatest productive force is
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      human selfishness.
branden@debian.org                 |      -- Robert Heinlein
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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