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Re: On Bugs

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 10:32:05AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> Why should a grave bug on gedit hold up a release?  With the number of packages
> we have, ensuring that the tiny "My first program" pieces of software are bug
> free is nearly impossible.  perhaps we should limit the scope of release
> critical bugs to packages with priority standard or lower?

The problem is that our definition of release critical is flawed.
A package should only hold up the release process if it has
an important (or higher severity) bug report, and the package itself
is important.

A grave bug in an extra priority package is no big deal for
the overall release; the package should just be removed
from the frozen archive. The release should never wait on
such a package.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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