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Re: 0-day NMUs for RC bugs without activity for 7 days?

On Sat, 07 May 2011 15:08:37 +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> But I agree that this policy should not force maintainers of several
> packages to ping their bug logs every 7 days, although at the very
> minimum I do expect a maintainer to post to an RC bug log at least once
> an "I'm on it" message. 

Ack, I've also read the "no reaction within 7 days" as "no short mail
to the BTS withing the first seven days".

> I've proposed before, for this change, to stress
> that the NMUer should do a best effort attempt to verify whether the
> maintainer is working on the fix, for instance by looking at VCS head of
> the package, asking on IRC, or the like.

I'd prefer to narrow this down to visible activity in the bug report;
if we have to hunt down maintainers on all possible and impossible
channgles, that doesn't scale ...
> Finally, considering this policy has been in effect for 5 years or so,
> and considering that devref states guidelines rather than hard rules, I
> believe the _practical_ impact of this change would be very low.

/me nods.

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