poelstra at redhat.com
Fri Nov 5 14:27:53 UTC 2010
Frank Murphy said the following on 11/05/2010 12:47 AM Pacific Time:
> On 05/11/10 07:27, Alexander Kurtakov wrote:
>> So what if I got 100 bug reports and didn't answered 10 bugs you will want to
>> orphan my package?
>> Welcome to the world without gtk, openjdk, eclipse-platform, kdelibs ....
> I think maybe it is meant more as "You have 100 bugs, 80 are not
>> I can't see why can't we just admit - This is our best feel free to join us
>> and help ?? (someone should find better wording)
> Is this not where added manpower can help?
> At least a group who can be put together (existing?),
> to look at reproducing\unable to bugs, to help the maintainers.
We've been trying to do that and get it off the ground for several
years. It hasn't exactly flourished.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not a package maintainer, but I have been involved with
bug triage and was around the original effort to get Fedora bugzilla
I've always believed our core need is more maintainers if the goal is
*fixing* and *resolving* bugs. Triage and debugging help only goes so far.
It took several posts to devel-announce, personal emails, and weekly
meetings during the roll up to Alpha, Beta, and Final, just to get
information and help with ~20 blocker bugs. Addressing ~12,000 other
open bugs will require something different.
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