Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: zlib breakage
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:44:42
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: zlib breakage by Rich Freeman
On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 14:18, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 3:10 AM, Mike Frysinger wrote: >> On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 02:49, Duncan wrote: >>> Unfortunately, locking a bug to kill the whining is likely to have rather >>> more negative effects than one might have anticipated.  One would think >>> comment locking would be a logical enough extension to have been >>> implemented by now; perhaps this is why it hasn't been.  (Full visibility >>> locking is of course different, security bugs and all.) >> >> i don't see any negative effects so far. > > Well, you can probably count the 22 emails preceding this one, and the > 22 that are sure to follow...
i believe the posts were going to be made regardless. if i hadn't shut down the bug temporarily, then it'd have been on there instead. perhaps after enough time of me saying "no", it'd have come over to the list anyways. it's a crap shoot either way.
> User-rel is definitely the appropriate way to handle things like this. >  There are legitimate technical disagreements over the best way to > handle this situation, and I can't approve of Nikos's tendency to > personalize things in the bug.  On the other hand, simply telling him > to get lost is likely to just lead to more flames/etc.
i'd rather not waste more people's time, but using userrel probably would have satisfied that desire better than temporarily locking the bug. -mike