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Re: Debian bug-squashing party may involve your packages

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001 12:19:24 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:

> As I said on -devel, the criterion I used was the mtime of the bug being
> older than one week. This gives three weeks' inactivity if the bug isn't
> touched until the BSP (if people want two weeks' notice of even
> potential NMUs, then this is about the best I can do); as I think I also
> said, bugs active between now and then are also excluded, as normal.
> Perhaps this wasn't clear enough.

Hmmm... maybe I should be adding some updates to my bug. This is interesting.

> I'm afraid the space of bugs is just too large for me, or any one
> person, to go through it in a reasonable time and work out with all the
> variables involved what might or might not need an NMU, so it seemed
> that it was safer to contact too many people than too few - even if my
> inbox does end up a bit on the full side as a result.

I am greatful that you were this courageous to do this.
However, having your inbox filled is not a good experience, 
and I was thinking if there was some robot who could do this, 
or the next time, sending mail from bugsquash%cjwatson@debian.org or 
something might help.

I think there needs to be some kind of way to handle things for BSP, 
because it's not going to be the last one, and an automatic robot
which handles "don't touch my package" messages seems to me to be a fine 

	dancerj, from his new setup.

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