Hi fellow developers,
it seems I've run into a minor issue with fellow bug wrangler carlo
(who has been putting a lot of work into that, for which we should all
Carsten has a cut-and-paste message that he posts in comments to
version bump bug reports that he finds have been filed on the day the
software version in question was released/announced. The gist of the
message is that none of or most ebuild developers do not like these
"0-day requests" and that users (and developers) should refrain from
filing them on the same day. Waiting a week would be OK, the message
seems to say.
Being an ebuild developer myself, I have to say that I do not hold that
stance and that I welcome early version bump requests. Therefore, I
refrain from adding such messages to the bugs that I wrangle and indeed
welcome any bump requests.
Finding myself in conflict with someone I have come to share a certain
workload with, notably someone who has a few more years of Gentoo
experience, I wonder what the majority of our ebuild developers
actually think. In that spirit, I hope the following questions are
neutral enough for everyone to *not* start a flamewar over this.
1) How do you feel when you receive an early version bump request?
2) If you had your way, would you discourage users from filing early
version bump requests?
I know, it's not a particularly good survey, but I hope the plenty and
diversity of your answers will shed more light on the matter.
Thank you and kind regards,
 In fact I regularly use the opportunity to check on the HOMEPAGE
whether the release was security related, and I assign directly to
security@ when that is the case (CC'ing the package's maintainers) and
perhaps pasting ChangeLog or advisory info in a comment.
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