Tuesday, December 16, 2008

re: how many bugs have you fixed today?

Sorry Bastian, but that marthyrdon thing doesn't work. Debian has no shortage of talkers, GR-proposers, etc. We have shortage of people of actually doing stuff. Therefor it's only fair that people not bothering fixing bugs get criticized too. And not to mention that there is enough RC bugs open that you could *easily* fix one of them before making another blog post.

This post has been brought to you by fixing #508781 and #496104. (Can I has a meme plz?)

ps, that said, pretending reaching 0 RC bugs means we have a perfect release is delusional. Bugs are found at constant rate. If we fixed bugs faster and reached 0 RC bugs a month a go, the released lenny would now have all the RC bugs found during this month. Therefor it would make much more sense to align the release schedule based on something else, such as d-i schedule and fix any RC bugs left at that point with stable release updates. update: As noted by Dato, the release update essentially says the same.

armel/experimental buildd running

As the continued freeze of lenny has driven lots of interesting uploads to experimental, it was finally time to setup a armel buildd for lenny. It' now approximately half away done, and with the current rate it should be building the last package of the queue (openoffice) in the end of this week.

Our priorities are literal interpretation of SC and DFSG

The vocal extremists are not writing free software replacements for the propiertary firmwares. The only offered solution is "remove those non-free firmwares". That disconnects real world users from free software we provide. Which is directly against the *spirit* of SC:

Our priorities are our users and free software.


I am willing to change my opinion as soon as there are free firmwares for pc peripheral devices.