Bug#688772: gnome Depends network-manager-gnome
On Fri, 09 Nov 2012, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Don Armstrong writes ("Bug#688772: gnome Depends network-manager-gnome"):
> > This is only the case if we are convinced the NM maintainer(s) are
> > acting in bad faith. While that's certainly a possibility, we
> > shouldn't assume it.
> If I were in the position of the gnome maintainers here (ie if I
> were the one being overruled) I would be making exactly the same
The NM maintainer(s) aren't the same as the set of gnome maintainers,
though. [Even though there is some overlap and certainly communication
> > 1. NM must not break an existing working networking configuration.
> Is this possible ? I mean, I worry that interpreted broadly ("_any_
> existing ...") this would simply mean that n-m should never do
> Perhaps a better approach would be this, post-wheezy:
> While n-m remains a Depends of gnome or gnome-core, any bug report
> from a user that installing n-m broke their system's networking is
> to be treated by the gnome and network-manager maintainers as a
> valid, release-critical, bug.
> We should ask the n-m maintainer to comment on this proposal. If
> they think it's unworkable then that amounts to a statement that it
> will not be possible to reliably identify, and fix, all such
Ok. I believe having Michael Biebl and/or the rest of the NM team
weigh in on this issue will be useful.
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