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Re: Bug#193497: marked as done (svtools: svsetup uses bashism "echo -e")

On Fri, 6 Jun 2003 10:17:11 +0200, Andreas Barth <aba@not.so.argh.org> said: 

> * Manoj Srivastava (srivasta@debian.org) [030605 18:50]:
>> On the flip side, if a developer only does whatever is demanded by
>> policy, but refuses to do things that improve the experience for
>> the users (in this case, people reading bugs-dist or
>> apt-listchabges output), then that developer is creating sub
>> optimal packages. The attitude "I'll only do what policy demands"
>> indicates that the packages are likely to be lower quality, since
>> the goal is to pass a lintitan check, not to improve the package.

> And what are the consequences?

	Consequences for what? Being a sloppy maintainer? There are
 no formal consequences. Hmm. Perhaps public humiliation on this
 mailing list is not such a bad option after all.

> Adding more to policy, kicking off the developer or discussing on
> d-d? In the end, none of the three helps.  Instead, be calm, provide
> high quality packages yourself and see that the more important
> packages are handled properly. None of us can make an ignorant
> maintainer to do better.

	In other words, turn the other cheek and let the quality of
 the distribution go to the dogs? 

	I have spent too much time working for this project to calmly
 sit idly by, playing my lyre, while Debian burns in the background.

Idleness is the holiday of fools. --anonymous
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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