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Re: release critical != important (was: Re: Bug#72135: not release critical

On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 08:44:45PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 12:39:25AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > These are not release-critical problems.  All are in reference to the 3.x
> > branch of XFree86, which not actively maintained.  Patches for Hurd support
> > in 4.x are welcome, as will be a bug report against the 4.x server for
> > crashing problems; but please wait until 4.x .debs are officially released.
> The packages don't build on the Hurd. Bugs which cause the package to not
> build on some architecture have always been considered as bugs of severity
> "important". It's unfortunate that the BTS doesn't make a difference between
> released and unreleased architectures [1] and maintained and not maintained
> packages, but this is not a sound reason to strip the severity.
> In other words, please reverse the severity change. I have talked to Steve,
> and he will incorporate my patches and then they can be properly closed.

Steve presently appears to be indisposed; I have been handling 3.3.6 for
potato and woody both.  Steve, if you're out there and not too scarred by
your first brush with X, get in touch with me.

> [1] We don't even know if the Hurd will or won't be released with the next
> Debian version.

It certainly won't be released for potato, and the XFree86 packages are
changing big time for woody.  There is no sensible place for your patches
to go.

I also find your remark quite ironic in light of the "release" in

Please, please, please focus your efforts on XFree86 4.x instead of
fighting with me.  I have nothing against the Hurd, but 3.3.6 as it exists
in potato is dead, dead, dead.  There's no sense applying your patches to
it; the deltas are far too large for stable-updates, and the only case (in
woody) where the 3.3.6 libraries are built is for libc5-compat versions on
i386 Linux.  (If BenC's dreams come true, I'll trash that as well.)

G. Branden Robinson             |     We either learn from history or,
Debian GNU/Linux                |     uh, well, something bad will happen.
branden@debian.org              |     -- Bob Church
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |

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