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Re: A Hurd release

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: A Hurd release
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2005 17:26:43 +0000
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"Robert J. Chassell" <bob@rattlesnake.com> writes:

> "Neal H. Walfield" <neal@walfield.org> wrote,
>    You might have a good point if the maintainers supported using
>    savannah.  This is simple not the case.  
> But the stated reason that ams@kemisten.nu will not send in bug
> reports is that the maintainers insist on using this particular
> mechanism.
> I am not arguing whether Roland or Szmidt are right, but am pointing
> out that according to what has been said, as a project, not as an
> individual, the Hurd effort requires that bug reports involve a
> particular interface.
> Szmidt says that the cost of using that interface is too high for him.
> Others have said that the cost to changing it is too high for them.
> It may be that Szmidt is socially foolish in not discovering that the
> project does not do what he hears its people saying it does.  Or it
> may be that those who are seeking help are socially foolish in not
> setting things up for a hacker who pays more attention to what is said
> than to discovering social confusions.
> Regardless, in so far as you are right that Roland mostly ignores
> messages from savannah, then the project as a whole has to convey to
> people like Szmidt that he need not submit bug reports the way he
> thinks he was asked.  That is a necessity of a project seeking more
> hackers.

It's not like Alfred is a maintainer or has any obligations.  But of
course it is unfortunate.

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