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Re: No answer to easy bug policy



On Saturday, 12 July 2008 at 08:01, Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:
> Hans de Goede wrote:
> >Hmm,
> >
> >First of all, I agree that non-repsonsive ness to easy bugs and / or 
> >bugs with patches attached is an issue.
> >
> >But I'm not sure this is a good solution. There are really 2 problems 
> >here:
> >1) The person responsible for the package is letting these bugs linger
> >2) Others do not fix it, even though they could, because they are afraid
> >   of stepping on each other's toes, as you correctly point out.
> >
> >I feel that your policy completely fails to address 2), whereas that 
> >might be one of the more important points. For example I don't mind 
> >other people touching my packages _at all_, which can be seen from 
> >there ACL's. So we could have a policy that says that "easy fixes" 
> >(whatever the definition) may be done by anyone with CVS extras 
> >without a prior headsup, when the ACL's allow it. IOW, codify in 
> >policy that the ACL signals how much a developer minds other people 
> >touching his packages.
> >
> >Another possible solution would be a I don't mind my toes getting 
> >stepped on list in the wiki.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >Hans
> >
> How about both? A list in the wiki... AND ACLs.

Not another list... I don't mind my packages being touched by others,
but I'm reluctant to maintain yet another list. It's hard enough to
keep track of my own packages. IMHO setting ACLs to open should be
signal enough.

Regards,
R.

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