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Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002

On 09/11/2002 11:31:54 AM Joey Hess wrote:

>> Well of course you would. OTOH, what if you were not yet a user of the
>> package and were searching the packages in debian for a package to meet
>> your needs.

I'm assuming I'm not the only one whom checks the BTS before experimenting
w/ new software.

As an example, I had to chose a wiki for the intranet at work... The bugs I
saw in the BTS played some part in my decision.

If we kick package "X" out, how will I know if the non-debian packaged "X"
is more or less buggy than debian package "Y"

Also if apt-cache show displays the maintainer as the QA team, I know
there's a problem.

>> Wouldn't you rather know then that every packages listed is
>> well-maintained, and has its bugs repsonded to in a reasonable
>> timeframe?

However, many orphaned simple packages are less buggy than some complex
maintained packages.

>> (There's perhaps something to be said for the old use of contrib as a
>> dumping ground for packages that were not of good enough quality to go
>> into the main distribution.)

Or something in apt-get or dselect that reports "Package "X" has 10 grave
bugs, etc, you really sure you want to install it?"

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