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Re: Upcoming Debian Releases

> > > > * No bug reports older than 12 months at release time (bcwhite@verisim.com)
> > >
> > > This is still debatable - some bugs are more serious than others.  Many are
> > > requests for enhancements: these should be exempt from the 12 months limit.
> >
> > I never said otherwise.  People with such bug reports can do one of
> > several things:
> >
> > 1) Mark it as "forwarded" -- This should be done for any "bug" that is
> >    beyond the responsibility of the maintainer, which almost all feature
> >    requests will be.  Of those that are not, most will be small enhance-
> >    ments that can easily be done within a few months.  There are a few
> >    exceptions to both of these cases, but they cover the large majority.
> >
> > 2) Mark it as "done" and keep a local copy -- As it is not truely a bug,
> >    it could be removed from the tracking system and kept on a local "todo"
> >    list.
> >
> > 3) Tell me (politely) that it is a feature request -- I'll remove it from
> >    the critical list.  Once every three months it will be added again, but
> >    one simple email and I'll remove it again.  I don't think a reminder
> >    every three months that there is an outstanding bug report is too much
> >    of a concern.
> None of these things get the bug fixed, so what's the point of all the
> effort?

The point of those was to _not_ fix the bug.  This is about those rare cases
that have reason to _not_ be fixed and how they can be handled.
                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )
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