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Re: upstream bugs

Quoting Tommaso Moroni <tommaso.m@tiscalinet.it> (2003-03-29 06:57:00 GMT):

> Should I wait for a new upstream release or should I apply the fixes to the 
> current packages to get rid of those bugs as soon as possible?

I consider it my duty to apply bug-fixes that I've patched to the
Debian packages I maintain. For one thing, it gives the Debian
package extra value; for another, it shows that a patch has received
relatively wide testing.

Regarding extra features I've implemented that Upstream is still
pondering over, these I tend to incorporate but only if they affect
very little code and the rest of the software can be used even if the
feature turns out to be buggy. In these cases, I mark the feature as
experimental in the Debian changelog.

Andrew Stribblehill <ads@debian.org>
Systems programmer, IT Service, University of Durham, England

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