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Re: how long is 'pending'

Neil Williams <linux@codehelp.co.uk> wrote:

> How long should bugs be tagged pending in advance of an upload?
> Is it acceptable to tag a bug pending when fixed upstream and the
> maintainer is confident of an upstream release in under a week? (This
> is easy for me, I'm also upstream in many cases. :-))
> Does it depend on the severity of the bug?
> Does it depend on the priority of the package? (or the popcon score?)
> Does it depend on how many bugs are tagged pending for that package?
> Should the bug be tagged pending as soon as it has been fixed with a
> local test package, no matter what?

I use pending to indicate "fix found, tested, committed to the
repository".  This means there's no need for anyone to work on it.
Whether the upload should be done ASAP or in the next couple of weeks
depends on the severity of the bug.

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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