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Re: Maintainers, porters, and burden of porting

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 10:34 AM, Lars Wirzenius wrote:

> But both are wrong, too: it's always the job of both. It's not supposed
> to be a struggle between maintainers and porters, but everyone in
> Debian against bugs and shortcomings of our system. Also, neither group
> is homogenous, and it's silly to require everyone to be an expert on
> debugging tricky portability problems. So the best approach is, I think,
> to do your best and ask for help when needed. And avoid framing discussions
> in ways that create unnecessary antagonism between groups of people.

Here here!

Do your best and when the free software community (upstream, Debian
porters/maintainers and other distro maintainers/porters) is unable to
solve portability issues you can always give up via an "RM: foo on
$arch" bug.



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