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Re: More mailing from BTS?

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 12:31:53AM +0400, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> Currently, BTS sends weekly two mails to debian-devel-announce - one about
> WNPP and one about RC bugs.
> I think it will help to improve Debian quality if several more lists will be
> "broadcasted" by BTS:

I'm rather concerned that if you make the BTS send half a million things
to debian-devel-announce then no-one will read them. The level of
attention paid to the RC bug list has dropped significantly since I
became a developer.

I think it's better for interested parties to look at this information

> - Bugs that have "patch" tag for (e.g.) 2 weeks (and don't have "wontfix"
> tag). Broadcasting such information will help in (seems not rear)
> situations when random people submit bug fixes but those are ignored by
> not-very-active package maintainers.


> - Bugs that are more than N months|years old (and don't have "wontfix" tag).
> Broadcasting this information will motivate people to fix or close those
> bugs at last. If package maitainer doesn't deal with a bug for a year, he
> probably needs help, even if he didn't add "help" tag to the bug.


> - Packages with more than N bugs (I don't know what is a good value for N.
> Maybe 30 or 50 or 100). Packages with huge bug lists probably need
> community help.



Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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