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Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platfor

From: Russ Allbery
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platform
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:11:29 -0800
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Michael Petch <address@hidden> writes:

> If I were Russ, I wouldn't be bothering with a very low priority 5 like
> this.

I'm happy to pass your answer back to the bug reporter and close out the
bug.  I suspected something along those lines would be the answer, but
didn't want to put words in your mouth.

> If someone want stop code it they can waste their time. I think Russ and
> Ubuntu folks should fix the big gaping Priority one catastrophic bug
> that really should have GNUBG pulled from that platform until
> fixed. That bug is the one that causes the mouse to freeze on that
> platform (Ubuntu 11.04+).

> Right now, the bug in question is so catastrophic that it renders our
> product useless on Ubuntu if someone wants to view the analysis from the
> move list.

> The bug doesn't exist on the current main Debian Wheezy or Sid releases.

> If it were me, I would pull GNUBG from Ubuntu until it is resolved.

I'm not entirely sure who this is aimed at.  So far as I know, no one
involved in this thread has anything to do with Ubuntu.  I certainly
don't.  I package GNUBG for Debian, where so far as I can tell it works

Ubuntu imports my Debian packages into Ubuntu, but it's not like they
asked whether they could do that.  They just do that routinely with all
Debian packages.  Not that I mind, at all, but I don't feel any particular
ownership over their behavior on Ubuntu; that wasn't anything I ever
signed on to support.  I'll fix bugs when I can, because it's free
software and all, but I have no Ubuntu systems and have no particular
interest in running Ubuntu.

I do keep an eye on the Ubuntu bug stream for the gnubg packages in case
any of those issues affect Debian, but I don't feel any ownership of their
bug handling process or any particular obligation to try to convince them
they've imported buggy packages and shouldn't be including them.  When I
have available time to do QA, I expend those resources on Debian, since
that's the project I'm actually part of.

Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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