Re: 0-day NMUs for RC bugs without activity for 7 days?
* Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2011-05-07, 09:12:
A patch was proposed (#625449) to implement in dvelopers-reference the
"DELAYED/0 for upload fixing only release-critical bugs older than 7
days, without maintainer activity for 7 days" policy.
I don't think that this policy is a good idea. But, since I was one of
the drivers of the DEP that resulted in the current NMU policy
(http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep1.html), I'm a bit biased, and I
thought I would bring this proposed change to the attention of
-devel@, so that we can get more feedback.
I wonder how many people made use of that 0-day NMU rule. I have always
interpreted those "rules" as “go ahead with NMUs, if the maintainer is
a jerk and complain, we'll be on your side”.
This works both ways. If a NMUer uploaded my package without a delay and
without a good reason, I want to be able to yell at him „you are
a jerk (according to Developers Reference)!”
Unfortunately, clueless NMUers do exist. :(
 No, 7 days without activity in the bug log is not a good enough
reason. Let's turn our empathy on and face it: we are not bug-fixing
monkeys and 7 days is a very short time frame.