How to not collaborate with Debian (and upstream)
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Thu Aug 28 01:48:39 BST 2008
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:35:19 -0400 "Steven Harms"
<thisdyingdream at gmail.com> wrote:
>This sounds more like 'How not to encourage anyone to help at all'.
>The tone of the comments
>in the bug are very confrontational when clearly all these people
>wanted was a functional
>They saw a package that didn't work for *anyone* and wanted to change
>it. They were not
>seasoned pro's, and I think this is just a testimate to the lack of a
>It would be a shame, on the heels of developer week, to lambaste new
So it's better to stay silent in the face of a bad technical decision
(leaving the inter-distro/inter-project frictions aside even)? Gems, as
has been the subject of recent discussion on Ubuntu ML about why this was
NOT a good idea, pretty thoroughly ignore the entire package management
systems. Putting them in the path so random versions not installed by the
package management system get executed in the place of system installed
version is not my idea of a good plan.
Also, Lucas is speaking as a Debian developer and he's really not under any
obligation to worry about our social calendar. The best way to avoid this
kind of backblast is to work out sensible solutions with Debian and
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