[sane-devel] Preparing for a sane-backends release

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 12:15:04 UTC 2015

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 2:22 AM, Stef <stef.dev at free.fr> wrote:
> On 03/08/2015 20:08, m. allan noah wrote:
>> It's been a long time since we have done a sane-backends release, and
>> much code has changed. I propose to do a release sometime in mid
>> September.
>> Unfortunately, there have been a number of patches posted to this
>> mailing list or the bug tracker, which have not been applied. In
>> particular, I know that Gentoo has some systemd compilation fixes. We
>> also have a large number of open bug reports- sometimes waiting years
>> for reporter responses.
>> 1. Is there someone willing to volunteer to find some of the patches
>> we missed, and investigate their suitability?
>> 2. Are backend authors able to investigate and close some tickets?
>> If we can clean some of these things up, I will pick a date, and do the
>> release.
>> allan
>     Hello,
>     I'm already currently working on closing as much tickets I can on the
> backends I maintain.
>     I think we shouldn't do a release without the new pie backend (see
> https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=410366&aid=315085&group_id=30186).
> I planned to have a look at it once I have done fixing bugs in genesys
> backend.

Agreed- I also have not had a chance to look at it.

>     And I'd rather not close any ticket because it is too old. I have seen
> that process to many times at work:
>     1 - don't answer the bug reports because your are busy adding more
> features
>     2 - wait for too long
>     3 - close them because they are too old when management get scared of
> the tickets stock pile
>     Bug reports are accumulating because we need more developers.

I was speaking specifically about bug reports where we have asked the
original reporter for more information, and they have not gotten back
to us. If the report is open because a sane developer needs to do
something, then it should probably stay open.

"well, I stand up next to a mountain- and I chop it down with the edge
of my hand"

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