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Re: 0 days till bug horizon

>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:

    Richard> On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 10:03:33AM +1000, Brian May
    Richard> wrote:
    >> I set the severity to important, as I feel that bbdb support is
    >> important for gnus, and also, because I think it should be easy
    >> to fix (if you know what you are doing --- I don't).
    Richard> [...]
    >> I don't think it is worth dropping the package though.

    Richard> Classic mistake.  The "important" severity is misnamed.
    Richard> It doesn't mean "this bug is important", it means "this
    Richard> package is unfit for release".

How do you say "this bug is important enough to be fixed for frozen"?

Often, for instance, there are times when a really simple bug causes a
package to break seriously for some users. While the package should
not get dropped if it isn't fixed in time, it still looks bad for
Debian as a whole if this stuff gets released.

Brian May <bam@debian.org>

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