Re: how long is 'pending'
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On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 01:24:07PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Wednesday 16 May 2007 12:50, Neil Williams wrote:
> > How long should bugs be tagged pending in advance of an upload?
> For me "pending" is a signal to users saying "issue has been confirmed,
> solution is available and will be included with the next upload".
> It would IMO not be correct to mark a bug pending if it is fixed but not
> yet been released upstream (unless you plan to upload a fixed version
> based on current upstream).
> A relevant question is: how long can you reasonably delay uploading a
> package that has bugs that are marked pending. That IMO depends on the
> severity and type of the BR. The general Free Software rule is probably
> relevant here: release early, release often.
would it be useful for some process to periodically poll the bts for
'pending' tags that are unusually old [ say 1 or 2 months ] and ping the
maintainer to remind them if they forget to 'release often'?
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