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Re: On maintainers not responding to bugs

On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 07:42:12PM -0500, Roberto C. Sanchez <roberto@connexer.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2007 at 04:37:10PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > 
> > Thus, if you have a package with any unanswered important or normal
> > bugs, it will not progress. In order to assure propogation, you must
> > respond rapidly to any bug that is filed with these severities, even
> > though this has nothing to do with fixing the bug. This is a technical
> > impedance to a maintainer getting useful work done, like fixing RC
> > bugs in testing, and as such is not something that I can condone.
> > 
> I see what you are saying.  However, what would be so bad about
> requiring that every >= important bug be tagged (either confirmed,
> forwarded, non-reproducible, moreinfo, or upstream) or simply closed?
> It's not like all the minor and wishlist bugs *have* to be answered.
> Heck, the maintainer can even downgrade an important bug if he/she feels
> the severity is wrong.  That at least indicates some human interaction.

... but doesn't send any message to the bug reporter currently.


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