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Re: Bug#133578: gdm bug #133578. Intend to NMU.

On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 06:18:19PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:

> Here we talk about Debian as Operating System, not as project.


I don't think he's trying to say the bug shouldn't be fixed, only that
it's not critical.  There's no data loss involved, the software manages
to perform its stated function.  All he's pointing out is that at worst,
people often know a few English words, so it won't be that bad.  After
all, if people just saw the kernel boot and display messages in English,
they can probably also cope with gdm in English without fainting :)

That doesn't mean that the bug shouldn't be fixed.. simply that it's not
critically severe, something I think you would agree with.  The only
reason you're so worked up about it is that the bug has existed for 2
years and the maintainer refuses to apply a patch that you think is OK.

If the bug had only existed for a month or something, you wouldn't
consider it urgent at all.  That alone should let us all admit it's not
a high severity problem, just a long-standing one.  And one which no-one
is saying shouldn't be fixed.

    Vincent Ho
loki /at/ internode.on.net

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