Lintian 2.2.15

I've been feeling like I've been neglecting Lintian, but actually, looking at the changelog, I've been doing about a release a month for the last several months. So it's more that a release a month isn't keeping up, quite, with the influx of bugs these days. To think I'd gotten it down to about 80 open bugs earlier this year....

Anyway, this release is almost entirely BTS cleanup, with no large changes or structural work. I think I knocked around 30-35 bugs off the list, which should get us down to somewhere in the 120 range. There's still some work to do to get under 100 again.

There are lots and lots of little changes, mostly cleaning up false positives. The main new test additions are a bunch of new init script checks from Raphael Geissert and the extension of various script checks to example scripts, thanks to Damyan Ivanov.

This should take care of nearly all the normal bugs and the easy minor bugs, but there are still a ton of wishlist bugs asking for new checks or expansions of existing checks. If anyone out there feels like poking at some fairly straightforward Perl code, I always try to make time to discuss possible approaches to implementing wishlist requests.

Posted: 2009-09-14 00:27 — Why no comments?

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