Bug#727708: init system coupling etc.
Colin Watson writes ("Bug#727708: init system coupling etc."):
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 06:51:13PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Is this a clearer line to draw ?
> This is largely clearer, thank you, but I find myself tripping over the
> repetition of "tolerable" - it looks tautologous to me until about the
> third reading - and the start of the second sentence is hard for me to
> understand. How about this amendment?
Thanks for looking at this.
> diff --git a/727708_initsystem/coupling-iwj-col-iwj.txt b/727708_initsystem/coupling-iwj-col-iwj.txt
> Degraded operation with some init systems is tolerable, so long as
> - the degradation is no worse than a tolerable bug. So the lack of
> - a particular init system does not excuse a bug nor reduce its
> - severity; but conversely, nor is a bug more serious simply because
> - it is an incompatibility of some software with some init
> - system(s).
> + the degradation is no worse than what the Debian project would
> + consider a tolerable (non-RC) bug even if it were affecting all
> + users. So the lack of support for a particular init system does not
> + excuse a bug nor reduce its severity; but conversely, nor is a bug
> + more serious simply because it is an incompatibility of some software
> + with some init system(s).
I think this is a useful clarification and I accept this amendment.
Colin, since you already have it to hand in git I see, could you
commit it directly there to the same file ?