[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Proposal for removal of mICQ package

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 08:27:24PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> >	Some shops use instant messaging for real work.
> But if they're remotely sane, they won't use unstable development
> versions for real work, which sid obviously is.

Yes, but the obfuscation involved here could easily have made it into a
release, by increasing the time-bomb delay accordingly.

The fact that this person hasn't even acknowledged that he Really Shouldn't
Have Done That tells me that he's perfectly willing to take similar "measures"
in the future.  If his initial response had been "sorry, had a bad
day and did something stupid, won't do it again", I suspect people would
growl a little and have moved on by now.  Instead, he responded with:

"If you require to be tripped till you fall onto your mouth before you start
listening, then that's what's gonna happen."

I wouldn't be surprised if the next time he "trips someone" is designed
to make it into a stable release, the better to make Debian look the fool.
(Of course, Debian would more than *look* the fool if they fell for this
again ...)

Glenn Maynard

Reply to: