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Re: Regarding unresponsive Debian maintainers (was: Re: Open-Source environments for Java)

El Lunes 23 Mayo 2005 17:09, Hamish Moffatt escribió:
> On Mon, May 23, 2005 at 04:30:49PM +0300, Cesar Martinez Izquierdo wrote:
> > El Lunes 23 Mayo 2005 16:24, Hamish Moffatt escribió:
> > > On Mon, May 23, 2005 at 01:56:07PM +0300, Cesar Martinez Izquierdo 
> > > > Remember that Debian maintainers' obligations include to track and
> > > > solve all bugs, not only RC-bugs. If you are in lack of time, please
> > > > consider to accept a co-maintainer or to orphan the package."
> > >
> > > A lot of bugs are forwarded upstream to be fixed. You shouldn't expect
> > > the Debian maintainer to be able to fix any and all bugs in any
> > > package.
> >
> > I was refering to bugs *WITHOUT ACTIVITY* (that is, ignored bugs).
> > Forward the bug upstream *IS* activity.
> With reference to your paragraph above, does forwarding the bug qualify
> as "tracking and solving bugs"?
> I am not intending to nitpick. I thought you were asking that Debian
> developers actually fix all bugs. If that was not your intention then
> I misread you.

Don't worry, I don't think you are nitpicking.

If you review my first comment:

"Maybe a polite email from the MIA effort to maintainers with long-standing 
bugs (and no activity on them) could help. Something like:"

I was refering to bugs without any activity (ignored bugs).
I was not meaning that Debian developer must fix all the bugs in a program (I 
understand that only Debian specific bugs MUST be fixed, although fixing any 
kind of bug is always nice).

Regarding the text to send to the maintainers, note that I wrote a fast 
proposal, so don't pay too much attention to the actual wording of the text.
(I tried to clarify it saying "something like:").

Anyway, I consider that forwarding the bug (when justified) is included in 
"tracking the bug".

I hope my intention is clear now. Regards,


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