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Re: how long is 'pending'

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On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 06:01:54AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Wed, 16 May 2007, Kevin Mark wrote:
> > 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'?
> I can't imagine a maintainer not being aware of bugs which they have
> fixed and have marked pending unless they had insane numbers of
> packages. I know that I personally would discard such a set of
> automated messages.
> That said, if it was opt-in or some sort of utility that a developer
> could run in a cronjob, someone may want it and it wouldn't be
> offensive to those of us who do not. [I think it's also appropriate
> for users who are affected by a bug to request that the developer
> release a fixed package, but that's done manually, not in an automated
> fashion.]
The other idea was for a simple .../pending page on the bts so that
folks could quickly see what is about to be fixed.
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