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

Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 11:34:13AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
>> Wouter Verhelst <wouter@grep.be> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 09:49:57AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
>> >> We talked about whether a maintainer is entitled to
>> >> refuse after more than a year a bug
>> >
>> > He's not "refusing the bug", whatever that means.
>> Refuse _a bug fix_ (the word fix was scrapped god knows why).
>> > He's refusing a fix which he thinks isn't.
>> Don't be hyperrelativist.
> I'm not. Ryan has indicated that he does not believe the provided fix is
> a clean one.

I think the statement below answer already that argument.

>> It may not be a clean fix but it is a fix.
> We're not here to create a system out of ugly hacks and bad design;

Sure, it is definitely something unacceptable to get the language
setting from /etc/environment (that's plain obvious, just have to read
the AIX documentation that I gave a pointer previously to get
that...), it is WAY BETTER to release sarge with GDM without i18n!

>> Unless you can get a GR removing the "Our priorities are our users",
>> "We will be guided by the needs of our users", "We will place their
>> interests first in our priorities", from the Social Contract, the
>> maintainer is supposed to pay attention to users.
> Not that argument again.

Sure, that's annoying to have written rules. Things would be easier if
it was written there "the maintainer just have to care about his own
interest" or, best, nothing written.

Mathieu Roy

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