Re: Botched mass bug filing (Re: Packaging _still_ wasteful for many large packages)
Matt Zimmerman writes:
>In the beginning of the thread, the proposal was to only consider larger
>binary packages (.deb >= 10MB), of which there are only about 150 total in
>the archive (and surely not all of these meet the other criteria). He even
>posted a list:
>which only has 14 source packages in it, for an upper bound of 14 wishlist
>bugs. This seemed like a perfectly reasonable proposition to me, and it
>received some support from other members of the mailing list as well. I
>think that the archive size savings in that scenario were well worth the
>potential Packages file bloat (surely less than 1k in Packages.gz).
>Then, DURING THE PROCESS of filing these bugs, and without ANY further
>discussion, Steve changed his mind:
Hardly - there's several more mails in that thread. I looked at
several more packages with different criteria, and then backed down
twice from the largest number of bugs to file (400 to 242 to
144). Possibly I should have been stricter still. Discussion on the
list seemed to have finished, and I had several mails from people
asking for advice on how to fix what they agreed were obvious bugs in
>completely changing the criteria, resulting in hundreds of bugs being filed,
Don't exaggerate - 144 is not "hundreds".
>against packages like the ~1MB moon-lander. The bugs were also incorrectly
>filed with Severity: normal, and sent to submit@ rather than maintonly@.
And Josip said use Severity: normal. Yes, I should have used maintonly
and some of these bugs were over-zealous. Sorry for those. But I've
seen generally positive feedback both here and in private mail...
Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK. email@example.com
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