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On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 14:12 +0100, Markus Ullmann wrote:
> Donnie Berkholz schrieb:
> > What is bad about the current state of leaving maintainer-wanted bugs
> > open? What problem is it causing that you want to fix?
> Currently a bunch of them are either
> - dead upstream for quite some time
> - don't work with a current system
As mentioned these should be closed as WONTFIX or CANTFIX. We'd need
people to go through bugzilla and have a look at all maintainer-wanted
bugs that are, say, more than one year old.
I actually did look into this briefly a few months ago, based on the
same observation of so many maintainer-wanted bugs open. Based on
looking at some random bugs my observation was that most upstreams still
exist. Whether or not they are dead is another matter that requires some
more time, as does assessing if the package is still relevant for the
I'd be happy to revisit this and start combing bugzilla in a bit more
structured way and close maintainer-wanted bugs when applicable, but it
will be slow going. Any other volunteers? I imagine a quick write-up of
goals and "rules" a la treecleaners should be enough to kick this off.
Voting could really help to bring maintainer-wanted bugs to our
attention. Currently only 3 bugs have any votes for them. If more people
would dish out their votes it would become more clear which packages
would please a large number of people and there may be more incentive
for maintainers to take them.
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