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Re: Advice with uncooperative maintainers

Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:11:27PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> >> What am I supposed to do on this?  Bring the issue to the technical committe?
>> >> Speak with the DPL? (As the tech ctte documentation suggests). I'll appreciate
>> >> any constructive feedback on this.
>> The procedure is documented so follow it (if other more social means
>> have been exhausted).
> So you suggest that I bring this to the technical committe?  But all the
> technical committe can do is judging wether the patch should be applied or
> not.  Pushing my patch during the at all cost is not what I want.  I just
> want to know how to deal with maintainers that don't fall in either of these
> categories:
>   1) Accept my patch and apply it.
>   2) Reject my patch and reply to me.
>   3) Ignore me and let me NMU.
> I have a clear social walkthrough for any of the above.  In case 1 I say
> thanks, in case 2 I ask why and try to solve the problem, in case 3 I upload
> a fix.  Is there any generic solution for these situations?

Then ask our Leader to be mediator to facilitate communication. With
that you might (or might not) get one of the 3 above.


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