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Re: Triggers status?

On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 05:34:50AM +0300, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-10-09 at 19:01:53 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Colin Watson writes ("Triggers status?"):
> > > I have a change to man-db that uses triggers to update the manual page
> > > database automatically, fixing my second oldest remaining bug. I'd love
> > > to upload this. While it doesn't break with a non-triggers-supporting
> > > dpkg, I'd rather wait until triggers are merged in case their
> > > implementation changes incompatibly, so I'm curious as to how long I
> > > might need to wait.
> > 
> > The implementation of triggers is not going to change incompatibly.
> > It's well-tested now in Ubuntu and should just be merged into Debian's
> > dpkg.
> Err, well of course it's highly desirable to not do such kind of
> changes without good reason, but I don't think the fact that it has been
> deployed in a derivative distro means that we should blindly merge any
> such code drops without review and/or possible changes.

Do you have any estimates as to when such a review might be likely to
happen? I appreciate that it is of course dependent on people's free
time, as always; it's just that I feel rather blocked on this and there
doesn't seem to be any movement at all. I would understand the delay if
there were some major problem that had been identified - but it all
seems to work and it's a substantial advance that would let me simplify
a bunch of stuff, so please forgive my impatience. :-)

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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