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

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> No, it's not that simple. dpkg is perfectly releasable right now, in spite
> of a jillion normal bugs. Heck, now that Wichert and Adam are working on it,
> it's even an example of a well maintained package.

So, picking one at random, why is bug 9085 still open?  

> There's a place for bugs like "This unmaintained package is not release
> quality anymore", but I don't think it's really a good idea for users
> in general to be filing them: you need to check the package really
> is unmaintained and make sure that no one else is interested in doing
> anything about it before you worry about it, at least, which is a job
> for developers (ideally the -qa team).

I think I do agree about this part.

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