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Re: Bug#729660: ITP: xemacs21 -- highly customizable text editor


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 05:05:31PM +0000, Jonathan Dowland wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:06:37AM -0500, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> > I was on my phone, thanks for the advice.
> I laboriously quote-post from my phone all the time. Emails should be
> optimised for the reader, rather than the writer.

This is what Paul did:  When writing just a single sentence it might be
reasonable to derive from a role which is good in general but not
helpful in specific cases.  Please try to make reasonable
top-posting-bashings if necessary, not in every case to people who are
known to behave correctly.

> Technically, there are no outstanding RC bugs, all bugs were closed when
> it was removed.

Nice trick to wait for removal of a package to let a bucket of bugs
vanish and start from scratch.  This is wasting the time of previous bug
reporters.  There was a lot of time to fix those long standing bugs if
there would have been any interest in the package and I perfectly share
Paul's point.
> Furthermore, is it not usual practice for ftp master to comment on
> actual packages, rather than theoretical ones? an ITP is "intent to
> package". There's no package to critique yet!

Ftpmaster had just work to do on the removal (probably not much work)
and if I would be ftpmaster and see an ITP of a just removed package I
would be seriously wondering if people want to play some not so funny
game with me. 

Kind regards



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