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Re: Bug#224742 acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#224742: Related to this issue...)

On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 08:33:49AM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Who's acting obnoxiously and insisting to speak of a feature *request*
> as if it was a *demand*?

I give up, who is?

] > test-missing-cable really needs no arguments.  However, ifupdown chokes
] > on it:
] Yes, that's correct. Use:
] 	test-missing-cable yes
] instead.

was my first response. It got more blunt when the reply to that was:

] That'd be stupid: as "test-missing-cable no" would be nonsense, it's
] crazy to ask the user to put "yes" there.  I've solved removing the '-'
] after "test" on all directives, instead, which makes more sense.

and an ever-so-productive reopen war.

> > I'm happy to do the same thing for any other maintainer who is being
> > attacked by someone who's trying to use the BTS reopen command to force
> > a maintainer to do things against their better judgement.
> In which way is a wishlist item an "attack"? 

Filing a bug isn't an attack. Repeatedly reopening a bug is. Repetedly
reassigning a bug is too. Repeatedly filing new bugs is as well.

If you have some feature you want added that the package maintainer
doesn't think is desirable, you either persuade him/her to change his/her
mind, learn to live without it, or if it's important enough you take
the issue up with the technical committee.

Repeatedly reopening/reassigning/refiling bugs doesn't fit any of those
categories, and is both inappropriate and unproductive, and wanton misuse
of the BTS.

> > Well *someone's* misunderstood something. Given I'm a BTS admin, given
> > that I created the "wontfix" tag, and given that I've been around longer
> > than Enrico, are you sure you're not jumping to the wrong conclusion?
> So - proof by authority?

It was a serious question: I obviously have more experience here than
Enrico; what exactly makes you think he's right and I'm not? You know
the saying, "the race isn't always to the swift, but that's the way to
bet" right?


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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               Linux.conf.au 2004 -- Because we can.
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