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Re: wontfix and maintainer turnover

On Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 08:07:46AM +0100, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> I'd like to mention that it is not only good communication between
> debian maintainers but also good communication amongs debian users.

Yes, and good communication includes friendly user interfaces...

> However, there are some cases where you have a wontfix for problems
> so trivial that you do not want to waste the bug list (too many
> entries makes it harder to read) and,  if you reported the bug upstream
> (I assume that a bug against the maintainer work should never get a
> wontfix), I think it is safe to close it, isn't it?

...which leads me to this.  If "too many entries makes [a Debian BTS
index page] harder to read", the problem is with the interface.

Surely you don't mean to imply that the disposition of a bug report
should depend in any way on how many unrelated bugs happen to be in the
bug tracking system?  That way lies madness, in my view.

G. Branden Robinson                |    Lowery's Law:
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    If it jams -- force it.  If it
branden@debian.org                 |    breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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