Re: Bug#12856: bug system shouldn't send 200Kb-mails to maintainers
I agree that 200kb messages are annoying (and quite
disgraceful, actually). But I do not think that the solution is to
brush them under the rug.
Why _do_ we have 200kb of bug reports? Now that we have the
wishlist category (Ian: maybe the widhlist bufs do not need to
go into the weekly mail messages), there is no reason to have so many
I keep hearing proposals from people to not see bugs on the
web (only see a subset), and now, not even on the mailing list. The
process is being asked to be made voluntary and optional, so it would
be easier to ignore the reports. I think we should be fixing bugs
rather than hiding them.
The lists are a reminder. They are also a goad. (or should
be). If their utility is debateable, we should be talking about how
to enhance their effectiveness, rather than how more easily to ignore
the problems facing the distribution as a whole.
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Manoj Srivastava <url:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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