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Re: RFH usefulness

"Thijs Kinkhorst" <thijs@debian.org> writes:

> I dare to disagree on the serving almost no point. I do agree that
> filing such a thing is not a panacea and not likely to attract a new
> maintainer just because of the simple fact that you filed the bug.

> However, from time to time when I had a problem with a specific package,
> and I saw the bug in question tagged help or the entire package marked
> RFH (this is clearly displayed in the PTS). This was an indication for
> me that putting work into the package, preparing an upload to fix the
> problems that were bothering me, would be acceptable for the maintainer
> and that I could do that right now. Lacking such an RFH I would probably
> have started out by sending something to the BTS and wait a while for
> maintainer response. So it does serve some purpose in flagging to
> passers-by: "by all means, please do what you can to improve this
> package".

That's a really good point.  Thank you.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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