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Re: An alarming trend (no it's not flaimbait.) (fwd)

On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 12:26:50PM +0100, David N. Welton wrote:
> Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 12:07:57PM +0100, David N. Welton wrote:
> > > As was stated elsewhere, the best way you can make a meaningful
> > > contribution is to file bugs that are "higher level" than
> > > "normal", in order to draw attention to broken packages.
> > Oh god no. Please no. Inflating bug severeties just makes it harder
> > to do releases; if there's a problem with normal bugs being ignored
> > (and, IMO, there is), it needs to be addressed directly, not worked
> > around by filing everything as important or higher.
> If the software is broken enough that people find it really doesn't
> work for its intended purpose, I agree with Henrique's idea that a bug
> should be filed that will block the software from getting released.

That's not really what's at issue here though; the bug that started this
thread was "support passing -graft-points to mkisofs". That's not a grave,
critical or serious bug, and, TBH, I can't really see it being even a
normal or important bug. It's just a completely legitimate wishlist request
that'd probably be implemented in a couple of weeks if there was someone
actively working on maintaining cdrtoaster.

The problem isn't that the package is buggy and unusable per se, it's
just that it's not being kept up to date with other software in the


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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