editor crashes regularly, loosing all data since last save
I'm sorry, if I'm just too bad at looking at the documentation or
searching the archives.
I am missing information as to what is a bug that would warrant a fix in
stable. I filed two bug reports (#340699 and #325588) but nothing
appears to be happening in order to get things fixed.
- kile (editor) regularly crashes in default configuration, loosing data
entered since last save. (NB: Does this fall under the category 'data
loss' for release-critical bugs?)
- firestarter breaks nis in default configuration. There is no way to
configure firestarter (gui tool for a firewall) in a manner to work with
debian's default settings for nis; workaround is to manually tweak nis
to work with firestarter.
I would like to get both fixed in sarge, since both problems are serious
(data loss, loss of network functionality) and were rather difficult to
trace down (at least to me). I guess that quite a few people out there
will be affected as well and and encounter similar problems as myself.
Is there a way I could contribute to speed things up; apart from
sitting, waiting and seeing that nothing appears to be happening?
(In one case the maintainer sent a request for further information to
the bug tracking system without cc-ing me; I only accidentially found
his message on the web page.)
To sum it up: It would be nice and add to the transparency of the
process, if there was a web page on www.debian.org or bugs.debian.org
explaining to general users:
- what kind of bugs will be fixed for stable; which ones will only be
fixed for etch...
- what is the 'normal' procedure for the first category, the second
category and for security fixes.
- if a bug is release-critical for sarge, will there be a security
update for sarge? What is the time line for this?
Thanks for your help.