Should non-security 2.7 bugs be fixed?

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Jul 19 22:28:31 CEST 2015


On 19/07/2015 21:05, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> On Sunday 19 Jul 2015 21:01 CEST, Ian Kelly wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Cecil Westerhof <Cecil at decebal.nl> wrote:
>>> On Sunday 19 Jul 2015 15:42 CEST, Mark Lawrence wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 19/07/2015 03:13, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>>>> On 7/18/2015 7:50 PM, Devin Jeanpierre wrote:
>>>>>> to 2.7, surely bug fixes are also allowed?
>>>>>
>>>>> Of course, allowed.  But should they be made, and if so, by who?
>>>>
>>>> The people who want the fixes.
>>>
>>> Babies want clean diapers. So babies have to change diapers
>>> themselves?
>>
>> Poor analogy. Babies need others to change their diapers for them
>> because they're not capable of doing it for themselves.
>
> That is why I think it is good analogy. I think that most of the users
> of 2.7 who would be delighted with fixes would have no idea how to get
> those fixes into 2.7.
>

They could try reading the development guide to start with, or is that 
also too much to ask?

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Mark Lawrence



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