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From: Hans de Graaff <graaff@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] maintainer-wanted bugcount
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 20:03:47
Message-Id: 1196107396.19657.13.camel@ip6-localhost
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Re: [gentoo-dev] maintainer-wanted bugcount by Markus Ullmann
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 tree. 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. Kind regards, Hans


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[gentoo-project] Re: maintainer-wanted bugcount Steve Long <slong@××××××××××××××××××.uk>