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Re: What to do with unresponsive maintainers?

Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> writes:

> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 11:11:46AM +0200, Martin Albert wrote:
>> On Sunday 02 May 2004 19:34, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
>> > As for those bugs, I'd say the new maintainer should ask all bug
>> > reporters to check if the bugs still are present in the recent
>> > version, and otherwise close the bugs.
>> >
>> > I've seen that happen before.
>> I feel uncomfortable with this statement. At least for me, is asking the 
>> submitter a very last resort, after i've gone through any measures to 
>> try to reproduce it myself.
> hear hear.
> A high bug count an-sich is no shame. It is only an indication that the
> package apparently is useful, and people take the time to give feedback
> to make it even more useful.

On the other hand a bug count on your package will be seen as badly
maintained during the NM process. So I can see why someone wants to
close all bugs he can do nothing about or not even reproduce.

> It's only _neglected_ bugs that should be kept at a minimum. Every bug
> should at least have some maintainer reaction eventually, to provide
> feedback to the submitter that he didn't take the effort to suggest
> improvements/signal problems in vain.
> --Jeroen


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