Bug#684128: SI units (was Re: failure to communicate)
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On 04/04/13 22:43, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org (email@example.com):
>> If Debian bug report #684128 proves anything, it is that you will never
>> convince anyone with technical argument, facts advanced in support of
> I perfectly understand you can be frustrated but, honestly, as of now,
> we're focused on the wheezy release, again. Fixing debootstrap has
> much more importance than Giga/Gibibytes. Once wheezy is released, I
> see no reason for your proposed patch to be "rejected".
Sadly, it appears that failure to communicate was from both sides
Ian was told several times that changes may not be accepted for wheezy
However, that communication was overshadowed by several comments
suggesting nobody cares about the issue at all, rather than comments
like that above explaining the relative importance of fixing other issues.
This issue of units comes up again and again, there is a huge thread on
debian-devel in 2007 - that hardly seems like something that nobody
So while it may not make it into wheezy (I won't give my own opinion on
this one, it is for the release team to decide), I don't think the
reporter of this bug should be deterred by comments about it being a
trivial wishlist or nonsense item.
It may actually be useful for the technical committee to review what is
on the wiki and make some general statement about Debian's position (if
they haven't done so in the past), and that can guide the way similar
bugs are classified for jessie and beyond.
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