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Bug#484804: developers-reference: please add a suggestion to comment a "wontfix"

On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 10:26:51AM +0200, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> On 06/06/08 at 17:28 +0200, Marc Haber wrote:
> > I therefore suggest adding a sentence to the second paragraph of
> > bullet (2) in chapter 5.8.3 so that it will say:
> > 
> >     If the bug submitter disagrees with your decision to close
> >     the bug, they may reopen it until you find an agreement on
> >     how to handle it. If you don't find any, you may want to tag
> >     the bug wontfix to let people know that the bug exists but
> >     that it won't be corrected. Please make sure that the bug 
> >     submitter understands the reasons for your decision by
> >     adding an explanation to the message that adds the wontfix tag.
> We have to be careful if we add something like that. Currently, I think
> that it's generally considered that the maintainer has authority on his
> packages' bugs, and can handle them the way he wants.
> Your paragraph:
> - explicitely gives submitters the right to reopen a bug if they
>   disagree with the maintainer's decision to close a bug.
> - gives submitter the opportunity to require that a bug with
>   disagreement is left open, tagged wontfix.

Yes, that's what the developer's reference says today. I have only
added the requirement to explain why a bug was tagged wontfix.


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