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Re: (seemingly) declinging bug report numbers

On Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:46:18 +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer
<calestyo@scientia.net> wrote:
>First declining bug numbers are not necessarily a problem, because it
>could just mean that we're getting better and better, or that more and
>more upstream issues are reported upstream (which would be a good thing
>IMHO), or that the maintainers already catch many problems themselves.

I have adopted, in the last years, a stance of looking for a package's
maintainer first before I file a bug. With certain individuals, or
certain teams, I do not bother filing Debian bugs any more because
they tend to be closed with "send a patch, kthxbye" anyway, or they'll
rot away in the BTS without maintainer reaction, and after a few
years, being closed with "upstream has released three times since this
bug reports was filed, things are likely that this bug is fixed,
closing it without further checking, feel free to re-open if it's
still present".

This is, imo, the result of Debian's lack of personpower in core areas
of the distribution.

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