Your message dated Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:44:51 -0700 with message-id <87o9rlx51o....@iris.silentflame.com> and subject line Closing inactive Policy bugs has caused the Debian Bug report #779506, regarding per-protocol virtual packages for boardgame AI engines and GUI to be marked as done.
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--- Begin Message ---Package: debian-policy Severity: wishlist Following the short discussion starting at , I'm submitting the following list of virtual packages, to facilitate the declaration of protocol compatibility between boardgame AI engines, boardgame GUI's and protocol adapters: * cecp-game-engine * cecp-game-ui * uci-game-engine * uci-game-ui * xshogi-game-engine * xshogi-game-ui * gtp2-game-engine * gtp2-game-ui As explained in the discussion, there are other protocols in use, but used only by one pair of packages each, so we may want to defer addition of those protocols until new packages using them arrive. Here is an example use of such virtual packages, which makes use of the rarely used protocols: | Engines would declare eg: | Package: gpsshogi | Provides: csa-game-engine, usi-game-engine | Recommends: $PREFERED_UI | csa-game-ui | usi-game-ui | | And GUIs would similarly declare eg: | Package: XBoard | Provides: cecp-game-ui | Recommends: $PREFERED_ENGINE | cecp-game-engine | | And adaptors: | Package: uci2wb | Provides: cecp-game-engine, uci-game-ui, usi-game-ui, ucci-game-ui | Recommends: $PREFERED_UI | cecp-game-ui, | $PREFERED_ENGINE | uci-game-engine | usi-game-engine | ucci-game-engine If we only standardize the above list, the example becomes as follow, which does not look too bad: | Engines would declare eg: | Package: gpsshogi | Recommends: uci2wb | | And GUIs would similarly declare eg: | Package: XBoard | Provides: cecp-game-ui | Recommends: $PREFERED_ENGINE | cecp-game-engine | | And adaptors: | Package: uci2wb | Provides: cecp-game-engine, uci-game-ui | Recommends: $PREFERED_UI | cecp-game-ui, | gpsshogi | eleeye  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-games-devel/2015-February/033607.html -- System Information: Debian Release: 8.0 APT prefers testing APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (101, 'experimental') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Foreign Architectures: i386 Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
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--- Begin Message ---control: user debian-pol...@packages.debian.org control: usertag -1 +obsolete control: tag -1 +wontfix Russ Allbery and I did a round of in-person bug triage at DebConf17 and we are closing this bug as inactive. The reasons for closing fall into the following categories, from most frequent to least frequent: - issue is appropriate for Policy, there is a consensus on how to fix the problem, but preparing the patch is very time-consuming and no-one has volunteered to do it, and we do not judge the issue to be important enough to keep an open bug around; - issue is appropriate for Policy but there does not yet exist a consensus on what should change, and no recent discussion. A fresh discussion might allow us to reach consensus, and the messages in the old bug are unlikely to help very much; or - issue is not appropriate for Policy. If you feel this bug is still relevant and want to restart the discussion, you can re-open the bug. However, please consider instead opening a new bug with a message that summarises and condenses the previous discussion, updates the report for the current state of Debian, and makes clear exactly what you think should change. A lot of these old bugs have long side tangents and numerous messages, and that old discussion is not necessarily helpful for figuring out what Debian Policy should say today. -- Sean Whitton
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