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Re: Bug#484129: release.debian.org: packages in tasks should be fixed in priority and removed in last resort after discussion

On Tue, Jun 03, 2008 at 10:26:32PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 03 juin 2008 à 21:06 +0200, Johannes Wiedersich a écrit :
> > As I've understood it so far, testing is for 'people trying to help the
> > developers by testing the software prior to release'. If too much of
> > testing becomes _either_ unusable _or_ unavailable, it won't be possible
> > to use it for testing and evaluation.

> Except during freeze phases, you won’t help developers much by reporting
> issues on a testing system, unfortunately. A very large portion of these
> bugs are already fixed in unstable and this is merely causing noise.

> There are better reasons to use testing. If you want to help us, just
> use unstable instead.

If one is following reasonable bug reporting procedures and checking for
existing bugs (incl. recently closed bugs) before filing new bug reports,
then it's great to get feedback from users of testing who wouldn't otherwise
be running unstable anyway.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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