No answer to easy bug policy

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Mon Jul 14 16:08:43 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 02:29:40AM +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
> bugzilla get to the 'frontpage.cgi' (which imo is damn useful) and go  
> "what the, when was THAT bug reported" and notice that it was slipped in  
> the middle of a batch of gnome bugs.
> So please give maintainers a break from fearing of missing an 'easy  
> bug', we make mistakes (honest), we miss things, we forget to tell  
> people that the reason why the bug isn't fixed is because we are working  
> on getting brand new version y packaged that'd fix it better than a one  
> line patch, heck, we are humans!

The policy tries to respect that, while still being effective. I have
put 3 weeks before the procedure is started, a first comment, a
remainder after 2 weeks and then 2 weeks before the procedure of 
orphaning which will still leave time for the packager to react and will
put the issue in the public arena. This can certainly be improved, just
propose. The delay can be expanded, for example, the issue is more, in
my opinion to have those bugs tracked than to have those fixed in a
given time.


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