Debian: contempt for "end user" values has to stop!"
diesch at spamfence.net
Thu Aug 20 16:38:37 BST 2009
"Samuel Thurston, III" <sam.thurston at gmail.com> writes:
> On 8/20/09, Derek Broughton <derek at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> Samuel Thurston, III wrote:
>> > On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 8:42 AM, Ray Leventhal<ubuntu at swhi.net> wrote:
>> >> The complaint that 'I'm not a developer, I can't do this' is hogwash.
>> > Is it? Do you think it's a good idea to have amateur coders
>> > spitballing package fixes to get things done?
>> Absolutely. They don't get "commit" access - somebody still has to check
>> and then commit their patches. Now, if he submits a fix, and the maintainer
>> either ignores it or dismisses it derisively (both things do happen), _then_
>> he has grounds for his complaint.
> I don't know if you read the linked flame in BTS from the blog post,
> but the maintainer's flame amounted to "don't crowd the BTS with stuff
> because I don't have time."
I don't read "It would be nice if people who should know better didn't
clutter the BTS willfully opening duplicate bugs too ..." that
I wouldn't call
<http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=457770#10> a flame at all.
IMHO the maintainer is right here. It's not helpful to open a new bug if
you know that there already is another one about the same issue. And IMHO
reopening the bug after it has been closed because it is a duplicate and
the tone in <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=457770#17>
is rather impolite.
> Now, if the maintainer doesn't have time to mark bug reports as
He marked it as duplicate, but the reporter reopened it again.
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