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Re: Bug#673040: [adept] Short descriptions displayed instead of extended descriptions

On 2012-05-15 14:45, Neil Williams wrote:
On Tue, 15 May 2012 14:34:44 -0400
Filipus Klutiero <chealer@gmail.com> wrote:

severity 673040 serious
Don't do severity ping-pong. adept is orphaned, so I lowered the
severity as part of the QA team. You, as submitter, must provide
justification for the severity.

I just did that - adept is unfit for release with this bug.
adept is a package manager, displaying wrong descriptions makes it unfit 
for release.
Not true - it is a bug but as long as adept can install packages from
the package names and get the dependencies right, upgrade packages and
remove packages, it is basically functional.
For reference, see #657557
That's for the www.d.o website, not a package! Completely inapplicable.

I'm not sure what you are describing as inapplicable.

Justification should reference Debian Policy, as advised by reportbug

A policy violation is only one possible cause of a serious bug.

adept is not unusable without extended descriptions, it is a bit harder
to use but that is NOT a justification for a release critical bug,
it's just a bug.

The severity for bugs making packages unusable is grave.

Just what do you expect to happen by making adept have an RC bug when
it is orphaned?

I'd expect:
Users to avoid trying adept
Developers to notice that adept needs love
The release team to remove adept from testing, if it can't find love

Do you want to have it removed from Debian completely?
Orphaned bugs rarely receive bug fixes, more likely that someone will
seek to remove the package. adept has already missed the Squeeze
release by being removed before that release. If it's going to miss
Wheezy as well, it probably is worth removing from Debian entirely.

I won't say that adept should be removed from Debian completely. As a KDE user curious about package management, I find adept interesting to try. Until it's fixed, it could have a place in experimental. But realistically, adept was started in 2005, never made a stable release since then, is still beta (for KDE 4) and was discontinued over 3 years ago. I wouldn't expect a stable adept too soon, and doubt it's worth to have more NMUs. I found this bug with 10 minutes of testing - obviously nobody's used it since 4 months.

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