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Re: No answer to easy bug policy



On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 10:10:33AM -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> 
> The problem with this policy is it assumes people read bug mail.  If I
> read all my bug mail every day, I would get absolutely nothing else
> accomplished.

It is not this policy which assumes this, it is being a fedora
maintainer. It is even put down on a document, but it doesn't need to,
it is self-evident. The document is here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/MaintainerResponsibility#Deal_with_reported_bugs_in_a_timely_manner

The objective of this policy is to have a way to force maintainers to
look at bugs with fixes, though maintaining is based on voluntary work.

> So, just to head this off ahead of time:  Every package owned by
> xgl-maint that I know of has cvsextras+ set.  If there's a trivial bug
> in one of these packages, please, by all means, fix it.  If you find an
> X package where this is not the case, please let me know.

It is not a policy for xgl-maint packages. Having cvsextras+ doesn't
mean that anybody can apply a change, there is a need for an ack from
the maintainer. This policy is here to force the maintainer to answer or
realize that he is too busy to maintain the package on his own.

> I'll even go one step further.  If you're sufficiently interested in X
> and/or Mesa and _want_ to sign up for the xgl-maint mail deluge, please
> let me know!  I'd totally love you forever.

If the xgl-maint have too much work they can ask for co-maintainership.

--
Pat


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