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Bug#195481: closed by Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> (upstream issue, not packaging related)

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 21:35:23 +0100
"Barak A. Pearlmutter" <barak@cs.nuim.ie> wrote:

> > (And if there is no progress again within the next two years or so,
> > I'll likely close this again.)
> Guess we have different ideas about what "wishlist" bugs are for.
> My attitude is they're for wishes, like the sea is for fishes.

Wishes should still have some possibility of attainment, otherwise it
is wishful-thinking not wishlist. (Subtle difference, at least to me
- and Holger by the sounds of it too).

> Sometimes someone picks one up, perhaps even a big wily old fat one.
> Maybe takes it on as a summer-of-code project, or whatever.
> It might swim around for many years, that's okay.  They form a pool of
> ideas, and sometimes someone fishes around and finds one they want to
> take to heart.

Issues that get no response in years, despite all the changes that
happen between the releases that occur within that time, should just be
considered as 'dead'. They had their time, nobody thought they were
good enough ideas to be worth investing any significant amounts of
effort. If it was a good idea, the bug report is still there, it is
still archived. Someone can reopen it *IF* they can make time available
to turn the wish into a proposal.

If ideas get positive feedback and the bug report has lots of
discussion, maybe it is worth making a Wiki page for the idea (as long
as the discussion has moved beyond painting the bike-shed).


Neil Williams

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