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Re: Disputes between developers - draft guidelines

* Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> [021017 00:51]:
> > In particular, I note that you seem to be grinding your axe about the
> > issue from Bug#97671.
> No, you do me a disservice.  That was not Debian's first severity war
> and it probably won't be the last.

For new Developers the text might provide useful in their first
ploddings around the BTS when they come across a paticularly nasty bug
that is either hampering their package work and/or their work at a job.
Some people initially think that the severities are really a great tool
to gain priority if their defect matches (however vaguely) a list of
standards.  I would suggest that the documentation definately allows a
reporter to set a severity as an initial suggestion, but leaves it after
that point up to the developer.  Obviously, RC-ness of any bug
regardless of severity should be left up to the Release Manager.

I'm saying this after being in at least one stupid flip-flop where I
really didn't feel good about my actions after I really realised what
the deal was.

> I would not presume to trump the authority of the BTS admins, to the
> extent that they choose to exercise it.  However, they probably wouldn't
> like to make decisions in a vacuum, so I have offered my perspectives on

I also agree.  I would think the BTS admins would like this to be agreed
upon in a social sense of etiquette rather than from upon high.

Scott Dier <dieman@ringworld.org> KC0OBS http://www.ringworld.org/

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