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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush
Date: Sat, 08 Oct 2011 15:05:44
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush by Markos Chandras
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


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Re: [gentoo-dev] Lastrite: media-gfx/pngcrush Fabian Groffen <grobian@g.o>