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Re: SI units (was Re: failure to communicate)



Can we *PLEASE* stop making new threads. It's getting *REALLY* hard to
keep playing whack-a-mole with my bozo bin.

Keep it all on the same thread. We don't need to 5 threads about this
nonsense. It's starting to get annoying.

On Fri, Apr 05, 2013 at 11:26:29AM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
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> On 04/04/13 22:43, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Quoting ian_bruce@fastmail.net (ian_bruce@fastmail.net):
> >
> >> If Debian bug report #684128 proves anything, it is that you will never
> >> convince anyone with technical argument, facts advanced in support of
> >
> >
> > I perfectly understand you can be frustrated but, honestly, as of now,
> > we're focused on the wheezy release, again. Fixing debootstrap has
> > much more importance than Giga/Gibibytes. Once wheezy is released, I
> > see no reason for your proposed patch to be "rejected".
> 
> Sadly, it appears that failure to communicate was from both sides
> 
> Ian was told several times that changes may not be accepted for wheezy
> 
> However, that communication was overshadowed by several comments
> suggesting nobody cares about the issue at all, rather than comments
> like that above explaining the relative importance of fixing other issues.
> 
> This issue of units comes up again and again, there is a huge thread on
> debian-devel in 2007[1] - that hardly seems like something that nobody
> cares about.
> 
> So while it may not make it into wheezy (I won't give my own opinion on
> this one, it is for the release team to decide), I don't think the
> reporter of this bug should be deterred by comments about it being a
> trivial wishlist or nonsense item.
> 
> It may actually be useful for the technical committee to review what is
> on the wiki and make some general statement about Debian's position (if
> they haven't done so in the past), and that can guide the way similar
> bugs are classified for jessie and beyond.
> 
> 1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/06/thrd2.html#00700
> 
> 2. http://wiki.debian.org/ConsistentUnitPrefixes
> 
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