On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 13:36:24 +0200, Alexander wrote:
Hmm, let's switch user with maintainer?
Have you noticed how many new tickets some maintainers receive all of a
In general or because of the EOL script creating a flood? ;)
Who classifies whether an incoming bug report is important or not?
Right, the maintainer.
If a maintainer seems to ignore a bug report due to time constraints or
other factors, why should the reporter spend additional efforts on
performing retests at all?
They may be able to pay attention to one or a few, but not all. And
the fix a few and ask for additional info on the others, how likely is it that
there will be a response before they get their package updated and/or
underlying library changes to make the bug needs retesting?
Do you see my point now?
No. Waiting six months before asking a bug reporter to retest N bugs with
a different distribution release just doesn't fly. And if the bug reporter
retests and confirms that a bug is still reproducible, does that make
it more likely that there will be a fix? So far, it doesn't.