> Christian Heim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> # Alec Warner <email@example.com> (27 Aug 2006)
>> # Masking media-radio/xlog for treecleaners and bug(s) # 88580
>> # Sept 27th for removal
> So, why was this one punted, anyway? The bug was fixed in the new
> version, and an updated ebuild was submitted?
Fixing an open bug is up to the Treecleaning dev in question. I've been
talking to some people on how exactly to handle this. I don't want to
bump random packages and not add myself as maintainer; usually this
amounts to the same package having a bug assigned to maintainer-needed
or treecleaners in a couple of months (either for another bump; or some
other reason). However if I were to take ownership of every maintainer
needed package that has an ebuild I'd soon be the proud owner of about
100 packages that I don't care about.
The masking and the e-mails and the bug filings are done for a reason; a
loud and clear "this bug needs a maintainer or it's getting axed." Some
stuff gets fixed (aka pornview) most of it gets punted instead.
- Alec Warner
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