Re: Why not scan for unmaintained packages and orphan them?
Matthias Julius <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Sune Vuorela <email@example.com> writes:
>> - but having 20 importaint bugs in one package and 1 wishlist in
>> another package -- in my world the 20 importaint bugs gets higher
>> priority - even if it takes a half year to get to the wishlist
>> without much commenting.
> I don't think much commenting was asked for. Just an aknowledgement and
> maybe a short explanation why it is very low on the priority list might
> be enough. A bug report that is sitting in the BTS for half a year
> without any sign that the maintainer has even seen it is very
> frustrating for the reporter, IMHO.
There are a fair number of lintian wishlist bugs in that category. I
suppose I could send a form letter in response to each one of them, but
I'm not sure how useful that really is. I try to get to wishlist bugs for
new checks when I have a chance, with the probability of inclusion raised
significantly (but not to 100%) by having a patch attached to the bug.
I think it's a lot harder to maintain a discipline of responding to every
bug on packages that have 100 or more and receive 20-30 a month.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>