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[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#687332: Bug#739460: openscenegraph: diff for NMU version 3.2.0~rc1-5.1

Hi Reinhard,

2014-05-17 22:30 GMT+01:00 Reinhard Tartler <siretart at tauware.de>:
> Package: openscenegraph
> Version: 3.2.0~rc1-5
> Severity: normal
> Tags: patch pending
> Dear maintainer,
> I've prepared an NMU for openscenegraph (versioned as 3.2.0~rc1-5.1) and
> uploaded it to DELAYED/02. Please feel free to tell me if I
> should delay it longer.

The patch provided for the older bug (687332) was sent only a week
ago, part of the information/testing provided based on a derivative
and not Debian, with not very popular desktops/setups, and (original
author said) "untested" and "not sure if this should be considered an
openscenegraph bug or an Xfce bug" .

The patch might fix the issue for flightgear, but it can have
widespread consequences and may beak other applications within Debian
or in user's systems using the library for other purposes which happen
to rely on this behaviour, so it's not something to include lightly
and without asking upstream, for example.

The package is not unmaintained, so you should not include fixes for
minor bugs unrelated to the main purpose of fixing the RC/important
bugs in general.  See "How confident are you about your changes?" in
the NMU section of Developer Reference Guide.

So, can you please remove that change in the NMU, if you want to keep
the NMU at all?

Apart from that, the NMU was reopened ~7 days ago without any
explanation about the transition until ~5 days ago (Sebastian
Ramacher).  It would not have hurt to ask first about the plans to fix
the RC bug (which we were already discussing in private and group
mailing lists), or give more than 2 days period, specially if you are
including more changes than for the RC bug.

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>

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