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Re: Bugs about new upstream versions

On Sun, Feb 04, 2001 at 05:43:55PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> I think that a _wishlist_ report about a new upstream is warranted the
> moment it's released, in most cases, although it's courteous not to file it
> if it hasn't been a week or so (primarily to save (that little amount of)
> bandwidth).
> Maintainers that are annoyed at such wishlists are IMHO way too huffy for
> the job...

I agree. A month is too long, particularly when users could be bitten by
bugs that are fixed in the new version. Filing 1 (one) wishlist bug can
inform a maintainer when there's a new version of their package out (they
might not always be aware!), and lets the maintainer know that a new version
is desired by its users, too. But once the bug is filed, the correct thing
to do would be /wait/ for a month or so before bugging the maintainer again;
at least this way he/she definitely knows that a new version is released.

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