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Re: latest gnome packages not in sid?

On Tue, Dec 25, 2001 at 02:11:06AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> * Matt Zimmerman 
> | On Thu, Dec 20, 2001 at 11:13:30AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> | > In addition, it shows that somebody besides yourself care about the
> | > software you are packaging.  Which is a nice thing, IMHO.
> | 
> | Agreed, however, a simple email message notifying them about the new version
> | serves the same purpose, and doesn't create a (possibly unnecessary) bug
> | report to deal with the issue.
> Wishlist bugs aren't bugs.  They are wishlist items.

They are still a "bug report" as I said above, in every meaningful sense,
and must be dealt with in the same manner.  The practice of filing wishlist
bugs for new upstream versions has been discussed many times, and has both
positive and negative aspects:

Positive: Can reveal maintainer inactivity in the absence of real bugs

Negative: Can be bothersome if the maintainer is already preparing a new
package (especially if the report is filed very soon after the upstream

Positive: Creates a discussion forum where the issues, if any, relating to
packaging problems, delays or other issues can be recorded

Negative: Maintainer may know better

I personally don't mind these kinds of reports, usually, and if I have some
reason why the new version isn't packaged, or won't be, I send a message to
the bug so that users can find out why.

 - mdz

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