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Re: No answer to easy bug policy



On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 08:21:24PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > 
> > I'm no developer (not since the 6502 ASM days at any rate), but it seems 
> > to me that this may cause some contention. I hate bureaucracy in all 
> > it's forms, but I can see I slightly modified version of this being put 
> > into use, PROVIDED the majority of developers concerned (ie., at least 
> > 70%) agree to be bound by such rules. Otherwise, you risk losing alot of 
> > people.
> 
> Indeed.  It seems like a stick to hit a stressed developer with - and
> surely developers under external stresses, who do not maintain Fedora
> packages as their day, job will be the ones most likely to have this
> stick waved at them. 

That's not what my experience is. Bug with fix not acted upon is almost
always by people @ redhat. But I really don't want to start a flamewar
about who are the good and the bad guys I want a policy for bug with
fixes.

> Their re-action may not be the one they or you
> want in the short and long term.

It is obvious that it is not a policy to make maintainers happy. It is
here to make those who report bug with fixes and users happy.

> I don't have a good counter-proposal, except to suggest that these
> requests be handled as a HR, not a computer science process, and with
> the greatest of tact.

A policy helps not having to need tact. There is a standard template
and the one who enforce the policy is not responsible of it, FESCo is.

--
Pat


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