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

From: Joseph Heled
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] How about Ubuntu guys look at real bugs on their platform
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:14:54 +1300

I was not suggesting any changes. I was merely pointing out what I
would find the best behaviour from a bot. Others may disagree, or
dispute the degree of annoyance to the 'user'


On 15 February 2012 12:11, Russ Allbery <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> fine.
> 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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