Re: about voting for bugs
On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:40:08PM +1200, Nigel Jones wrote:
> On 20/07/05, Paul Brossier <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 20, 2005 at 10:49:37AM +0100, Stuart Yeates wrote:
> > > Maybe a good place to start would be to cross reference BTS with the
> > > popularity-contest database. This doesn't measure annoyance, of
> > > course, but it's a a great measure of how many people are
> > > potentially effected by a bug.
> > surely installing popcon should be encouraged. but popcon could not
> > count the people who didn't keep or install this package because of the
> > bug, or what bugs are important within one source package.
> Could be a module for reportbug, if user says that the bug he wishs to
> report is already on the database, user gets prompted:
> Do you wish to add new information, or comfirm existance of bug? [1,2]
> 1 = Add new info
> 2 = Confirm/Vote
> It doesn't have to be a module, can be built into the program.
yes, the voting feature should probably go in bugreport, along with a
one shot command such as 'reportbug NNNNNN-vote', that would make it
easy to use: collect infos about the system and the version installed,
send them to NNNNNN@b.d.o and to email@example.com with a 'confirm NNNNNN'.