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Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: Possible help with stable Emacs releases.]
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 2004 22:22:11 +0200

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 17:35:59 -0400
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden>, address@hidden, address@hidden
> > But if people think this change in the management of bugfix releases
> > is a good thing, aren't they going to do everything for it to succeed?
> > Let's clarify: we do propose to add more manpower for doing the
> > "dirty job" (honestly, noone loves tracking bugs), but it will never
> > work without a little cooperation from Emacs developers.
> > Can I have a guaranty that I'll never be pissed off or ignored on
> > blocking situations? ("go fuck yourself! You wanted to do the job,
> > you'll have to do this without us!")
> I don't expect any such problem.  The worst I expect is that you might
> sometimes be prevented from installing a bugfix because it's not "good
> enough" (which is something that happens all the time anyway).
> Also sometimes things won't go as fast as you'd like.
> In order for you not to be frustrated, I think the best option is to take it
> slow: after all, the process already exists, and you're just offering to
> help out, so you can start by just systematically submitting the patches
> that you'd like to apply to Debian's tree (so they get installed in RC),
> then regularly bug people to remind them that we should get the next pretest
> started, ...

Full agreement.

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