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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 09:26:12AM +0000, Ben Finney wrote:
> Please follow <URL:http://www.debian.org/MailingLists#codeofconduct>
> and avoid sending messages individually to someone when the message is
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> Pierre Habouzit <madcoder@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 06:01:19AM +0000, Ben Finney wrote:
> > > The Debian BTS is already on the list of places to go for
> > > information about Debian package changes. The proposal in this
> > > thread doesn't increase that.
> > 
> >   For _debian_ packagers yes. But such a tool would be useful for
> > upstreams, and form them it *is* one another place to look at. And
> > most wont, because for large upstreams, there's this huge userbase
> > you see, and the huge number of downstreams, and huge number of
> > downstreams issue trackers. They can't look at them all.
> So it's already the case that they have a certain number of places to
> look, *including* the Debian BTS if the work is packaged for Debian. I
> don't see that this proposal changes that.

  That's why the proposal is bad. It doesn't improve that, and it
requires more work from the maintainer. Lose/lose situation.

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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