On 5 March 2010 16:23, Markos Chandras <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I assume that only members of QA can actually step up and fix the problem.
> Otherwise the games heard will complain that random devs are touching their
> packages. I just assume that but I am not willing to step into their
> "territory" and this is why I asked permission to touch the bug ( see my last
> comment on the bug )
Obviously, if there is a nominal maintainer, you should contact him/her/them.
But in cases like this, where open bugs show low or no activity, there is
often no problem stepping on any toes. What I usually do is mail the
maintainer or herd to which it is assigned, and ask if there are any
objections to fixing it. If no objections are raised within a reasonable
timeframe (depending on the seriousness of the bug), I would go ahead.
Ben de Groot
Gentoo Linux developer (qt, media, lxde, desktop-misc)