Re: DPN RC bugs statistics
Philippe Cloutier wrote:
> Justin B Rye a écrit :
>> the DPN could just say something like:
>> According to the unofficial release-critical bug counter[*], the
>> upcoming release, Debian 6.0 `Squeeze', is currently affected by
>> a total of XXX release-critical bugs. More detailed statistics
>> are also available[*]. Counting only the bugs that need to be
>> dealt with before the release can happen (by the DPN's standard
>> criteria[*]), roughly XXX bugs remain to be solved.
> So this separates "bugs that need to be dealt with" from bugs that don't
> need to be dealt with. It is true that one group needs less energy than
> the other. It's true that bugs fixed in unstable are pretty much dealt
> with, but it is quite a simplification if talking of bugs simply
> claimed, affecting non-main packages, patched or pending.
It separates "the bugs that need to be dealt with *before* the
release can happen (by [a specific definition])" from everything
else. But okay, would it be better if it said "the bugs for which a
fix must be found before [etc]", or something like that?
A strategic redeployment of weasel words might also help:
According to the unofficial release-critical bug counter[*], the
upcoming release, Debian 6.0 `Squeeze', is currently affected by
a total of XXX release-critical bugs. More detailed statistics
are also available[*]. Counting (roughly speaking) only the bugs
for which a fix must be found before the release can happen, by
the DPN's standard criteria[*], XXX bugs remain to be dealt with.
> I wrote my previous message under the impression that security bugs were
> excluded from the high number (as well as from the low number). I see
> this is not the case. I think this is incoherent. For the reason I wrote
> in that message, most security bugs with release-critical severities are
> not actually release-critical. It would be inexact to ignore them
> completely, but less so than taking all of them into account.
This is an argument for changing the numbers, rather than the way
they're described, so I'll bow out here.
JBR - and today's single word in West Greenlandic is:
"You simply cannot pretend not to be hearing all the time"