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Re: Advice with uncooperative maintainers

On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 10:20:45AM -0400, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> 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.

That's totaly correct.  (And this is what NMUs are for).

Robert Millan

(Debra and Ian) (Gnu's Not (UNiplexed Information and Computing System))/\
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