Re: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#827104: Recommends: obsolete package xfce4-volumed
firstname.lastname@example.org writes ("Re: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#827104: Recommends: obsolete package xfce4-volumed"):
> I'm confused. Does the Debian Project actually WANT people to file bug
> reports? If not, why bother having a public bug-tracker, where the
> standard reply is, "That's not a bug, you're just too stupid to
> understand the perfection that we've created."
The Debian project does not want aggressive emails (in its bug system,
We have plenty of bug reports. In many areas, more than we can deal
with effectively. We also rely on volunteer effort, which means that
we need working on Debian to be fun.
The purpose of bug reports is to help us improve the code. Bug
reports with an aggressive tone are not fun to deal with. They use up
our emotional energy, and make working on Debian un-fun. So, no, we
don't want them.
(For the avoidance of doubt, it is perfectly fine to disagree with a
maintainer in an email to a bug report. Maintainers are human and
humans make mistakes. But such disagreement should be polite and