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Re: Release update

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 11:34:06PM +0100, Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2004 at 05:15:42PM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > OK, so I started making an analysis of the RC bugs.

> > (1) There are an awful lot of simple Depends/Build-Depends bugs.  Maintainers, 
> > look at your packages, and if you have one of these, fix and upload it now.  
> > Other people: if these sit around for a long time, it's a sign that the 
> > maintainer isn't doing his job -- but NMU the package if you can.

> > (2) There are a large number of RC bugs filed in Februrary.  I think 
> > maintainers probably mostly need to be given a bit more time on these, so I 
> > didn't look at them further.

> > (3) There are a fair number of packages which have bugs with no maintainer 
> > comment for over a month.  This is not good.  Maintainers: take a look at 
> > your bugs!  QA: there may be some more needed forcible orphanings in here.
> > These are just the ones I noticed; I may have missed some.  Also, I only got 
> > to the letter d before wearing out.

> [...]
> > diasce2
> [...]

>   Looking at it this week.

>   BTW, you have to take into account that people usually have real life
>   issues that don't make them devote as much time to Debian as they'd
>   like.

Although I think we all understand when other things take priority over
Debian work, the RC bugcount shows clearly that we can't afford to
consider this an excuse for unaddressed bugs if we hope to release in a
timely manner.  Please consider looking for a co-maintainer if you find
you don't have time to regularly address RC bugs on your packages.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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