Request for an open dialog between projects

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Wed Mar 30 22:03:30 UTC 2011


I truly appreciate what Adrian is proposing and appreciate as always that
willingness to help especially with JACK and ffado etc.

I do understand that an idea like Adrian's somewhat can be seen as a
'slippery slope' and if you let one mongrel dog in from the cold soon you
will have ten of them all with specific needs that differ from Debian's
core mandate.

It is not lost on me that the rigorous and unflinching adherence to it's
ideals and conventions is what make Debian the wonder that it is, and what
makes it the ideal choice for projects like mine.

To be blunt what I am asking really is for you to be aware of my project
and in the infrequent case that a bug report comes your way for a
pkg-multimedia issue to say "OK we've heard of it and we'll see if we can
help" rather than 'AV Linux...never heard of it, go away!"


> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:53:16PM +0200, Adrian Knoth wrote:
>>On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 09:17:45PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>>> Generally I encourage all users of Debian to file bugreports at
>>> Debian.
>>I second this.
>>> Just make sure to mention anything unusual about the installed
>>> system.
>>Seems useful. Maybe Glenn could ship a custom /etc/reportbug.conf,
>>adding something like X-AV-Linux: $VERSION
>>I don't know if it's too much work, and I guess we can derive the use
>>of AVLinux from the fact that some libs or packages might be called
>>-avlinux (the list at the bottom of a bug report)
> Well, it would be nice with such hint but really I don't see the need:
> Instead of trying to encourage redistributors to derive even further
> from Debian by hinting explicitly, I would prefer if we all - Debian
> users, redistributors and anyone else helping other users with e.g.
> adding or in other ways "distort" systems from using
> Debian the way it was tested to be used - clearly tell such users that
> if/when they later run into problems with their systems they are better
> off to a) report back to the mothership but also b) clearly mentions how
> they are off of the mainstream usage pattern, e.g. by simply mentioning
> which derivative distribution or what mixin repository they've used.
>   - Jonas
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