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Re: Advice with uncooperative maintainers

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 02:58:56PM +0200, Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org> was heard to say:
> I avoided referring to the bug number, or explaining what the bug is about,
> because I don't want the thread to decay into a discussion on wether my
> requested changes are ok or not.
> The question is, that if they're not, I'd expect the maintainer to reply
> stating so, instead of pretending to be MIA.  And even if he didn't reply,
> he hasn't justified why reverting the changes yet.

  I don't think you can expect prompt responses to every wishlist bug --
especially if the changes are basically OK but the maintainer doesn't
want to upload them right now (because, for instance, they have no
bearing on sarge and the autobuilders have backed-up queues a mile long
of packages waiting to enter sarge).

  Obviously these bugs are important to you, but not everyone else will
place them at the same priority level.


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