What to do to get a fix in 8.04?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Oct 30 23:35:57 UTC 2008

NoOp wrote:

> On 10/30/2008 10:06 AM, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Rolf Kutz wrote:
>>> Bug #203016 has been open for more than half a
>>> year and it's mayor annoyance. There is a patch
>>> for it since month, too. What is neccessary to get
>>> the fix released to Hardy Heron 8.04 LTS?
>> Begging?  It's an annoyance but it seems to have been assigned no more
>> than "medium" importance, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's never
>> going to be an official fix to this in Hardy.
> Given that Hardy is an LTS, I see the requirement to apply the fix to
> hardy as considerably more important than Intrepid. But the last post on
> that bug indicates that it's not fixed in Intrepid either.

Except that if the developers don't see it being a real usability problem
(it can't be happening to everyone - or if it is, it can't be an unlimited
memory leak) there's no way they're going to patch a stable release.

otoh, I didn't actually read all the comments on the bug - I just read the
first couple and the headers, where they said it _was_ fixed for Intrepid. 
If it isn't, then there's no reason to assume that the patch Rolf mentions
actually works - which would be another reason why there isn't a fix, or a
promise of one, for Hardy yet.

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