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Re: packages missing from sarge

On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 08:45:21AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Joey Hess wrote:
> >bb
> I did not checked your complete list but our most frequently used
> programs at exhigition boothes.  It currently has no RC bug (the only
> grave bug was solved two weeks ago.
> So something is wrong either with your list of with the removal.

That's a funny example of the result of the release team's focus only on 
the RC bugs metric:

This package had a more than six years old "normal" bug stating that bb 
crashes on alpha (#32160).

Last month, a second bug for exactly the same issue was sent with 
severity "grave" (#304434). This second bug report included a trivial 
one line fix for this bug.

You might think the second bug made the situation better because it 
included a patch for a more than six years old bug that made the package 
unusable on 64bit machines. 

But in the logic of your release team, the first non-RC bug didn't show 
in their RC bugs metric while the second bug did. bb was therefore 
removed from testing a few days after the second bug was sent (really 
not many days since the fixed package was uploaded 12 days after the 
second bug report was sent).

> Kind regards
>          Andreas.



       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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