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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush
Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2011 11:05:08 -0400
On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM, Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o> wrote:
> On 10/08/2011 02:19 PM, Matt Turner wrote:
>> 14 days?
> We can't really wait forever for slacking maintainers to fix their
> packages. amd64 is almost ready to have libpng-1.5 stable in the very
> near future
>

Didn't we just do this thread a few days ago?  :)

Matt - will an extra 16 days make any difference?  This bug has been
open since Feb.  Will something happen in 30 days that won't happen in
14?

Next, time, though posting an "FYI - we're masking blockers on Oct
7th" or whatever would probably make some happier.

If the extra 16 days will actually accomplish something beyond just
delaying libpng then we can debate the finer points of policy.
However, if we're just arguing policy for its own sake then I don't
see the value.  Perhaps a package maintainer might have the "right" to
a few weeks to fix things, but in the end you have to put the distro
and its users first.  You can do that either by speaking up or
standing aside, but if you're going to speak up, then make sure you
can follow through.

Rich


References:
Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush
-- Samuli Suominen
Re: Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush
-- Matt Turner
Re: Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush
-- Markos Chandras
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