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Re: The useless "sid" tag

On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 08:19:16PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 12:59:29PM -0500, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 04, 2004 at 06:40:56PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > > Am I the only one under the impression that the "sid" tag is completely 
> > > useless?

> > > Unless the testing scripts start to add to all bugs in a packages 
> > > tagged "sid" also a tag "sarge" when a version of this package enters 
> > > testing I don't see much value in the "sid" tag.

> > Most bugs I've seen tagged "sid" are RC bugs, which means they're
> > usually fixed before the package propagates to sarge.
> >...

> Currently, there are 1293 open bugs tagged sid but not tagged sarge.

> They include 72 RC bugs, which are 5,57% of all such bugs.

... which I guess goes to show how innocuous the misuses of the sid tag
are, if so many probable mis-tags haven't interfered significantly with
the legitimate uses of the tag.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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