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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

#include <hallo.h>
* Amaya [Sat, Jul 29 2006, 12:18:29AM]:
> Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > Have you set a proper ultimatum and have you made understandable that
> > you are going to NMU? I usually do it this way so the terms are clear
> > for both sides. And/or using delayed upload to not forget about the
> > time period.
> I personally fear that using NMUs as threats (I am not saying that you
> do) contributes to some extent to this "Do not NMU my packages" trend.

Sure, it is a small path between acting too offensive and getting the
things straight (and actually DONE). But if the maintainer does not
react to the bug report in any way (not even setting the confirmed tag
after eg. one week) s/he should be prepared to be seen as MIA.

I think questions about the personal feelings on NMUs should be part of
the NM process...

> > And I also had cases where someone NMUed my package after three days
> > or so without warnings, and IIRC without posting a final diff. That
> > sucks!
> Completely! On the other hand, as a game, I have even sponsored NMUs of
> my own packages. But of course, YMMV.

I know that feeling, and IMO it can be enjoyable: getting things done
without investing own effort into them ;-)

Naja, Garbage Collector eben. Holt den Müll sogar vom Himmel.
       (Heise Trollforum über Java in der Flugzeugsteuerung)

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