[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#632746: Bug#632746: [Pkg-fonts-bugs] Bug#632746: reply to bug 632746

Davide Viti zinosat at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:09:23 UTC 2011

Hi guys,
I maintain the ttf-freefont package and it's my fault if bugs were not
handled promptly.
Spare time ha dramatically decreased in the past 2 years and
motivation has consequently decreased as well, so I guess the best I
can do ATM is give up maintaining the package, since I don't think
things are likely to change in the (near) future.


Il giorno 03/set/2011, alle ore 11:34, Steve White
<stevan.white at googlemail.com> ha scritto:

> Hi again Christian,
> Thanks again for your cooperation!
> On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
>> tags 632746 fixed-upstream
>> thanks
> Great!
>> Quoting Steve White (stevan.white at googlemail.com):
>>> P.S. Debian is a terrible place to post bug reports about packages
>>> Debian doesn't produce.
>>> They do not report the bugs to the producers.  It is like tossing
>>> pennies into a well.
>>> Please post further bugs to FreeFont
>>>    https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?group=freefont
>> Please don't make blind assumptions about "Debian" in general. The
>> task of forwarding bugs to various upstreams is among the duty of
>> package maintainers. It sometimes happens that some of us fail to do
>> so (after all,we're all volunteers and several of us maintain dozens
>> of packages). But please don't discourage users to report bugs.
> Under the current conditions, I cannot recommend reporting package
> bugs to Debian or Ubuntu.
> The system is broken, it has been broken, it will remain broken for some time.
> I have seen nothing but failure to deal with the bugs regarding the software
> I maintain.  Lately it has been 100%.
> Moreover it has lately come to my attention that this is a matter of
> considerable strife between Debian and Ubuntu.
> This is a big problem and it is real.
> I am communicating with some people regarding ways to improve the situation.
> But until this is resolved, my recommendation to reporters is: try to
> find the authors or maintainers of the software, and report to them.
>> It seems that ttf-freefont bugs were not efficiently forwarded to
>> you. We take the blame for that and will try to improve this in the
>> future.
> I appreciate the gesture.
> For my part, I apologize for my display.
> That said, trying to do better is not a solution to this problem.
> We need a systemic solution for a systemic problem.
>> However, please don't spread wrong assumptions about "they do
>> not report bugs to the producers". May I suggest you to have a look at
>> bug reports for the "samba" package for instance, in order to correct
>> this false perception of the work of Debian developers? And I of
>> course have thousands of similar examples among Debian source
>> packages.
> I gratefully acknowledge the diligent work of many individual Debian
> developers and packagers.
> I am using a derivative of Debian myself, right now, it is so good.
> Cheers!
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