On Tue, Mar 27, 2007 at 01:27:55PM +0200, cobaco (aka Bart Cornelis) wrote: > On Tuesday 27 March 2007, Russ Allbery wrote: > > *what's* in it. Just because it has a patch tag doesn't mean it's > > necessarily any higher-quality of a bug unless it's been triaged. > It may not be higher quality, but it almost definately is higher effort. > Correspondingly the frustration on part of the bug/patch submitter when > there's no response at all will be higher also. In my experience the correlation between the patch tag and the quality of the report is fairly weak. Often a clear and lucid bug report that outlines the required fix won't have the patch tag because it hasn't got an a literal patch. Often a patch is the first thing someone thought of and has serious problems or requires noticable effort to understand due to a lack of commentary. > when a maintainer is completely ignoring bugs with patches, he's essentially > ignoring people who are trying to help (or at least that's how the bug > submitter is likely to interpret it). > That's something the project should obviously discourage, doubly so on > packages that need help. I don't think anyone's saying we shouldn't discourage unresponsive and unhelpful maintiners. -- "You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."
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