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Bug#535088: Bug number reservation



Package: debbugs
Severity: wishlist

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Hi,

often, I need to know the bug number immediatelly after submitting,
where waiting for it is annoying.
For example:
 *  I filed a wishlist bug for which I am preparing a patch. I need to
    know the bug number for the Closes: tag in the changelog. 
 *  I filed a bug due to a running discussion, and I would like to reply
    „Good point, I filed a bug, please see http://bugs.debian.org/nnnn

It could be solved by a webpage (and a SOAP-API for transparent
reportbug support) where you can get a „reserved“ bugnumber (which would
be one of the next numbers to be assigned, I guess). This number then
has to be included in the bug submission, via a pseudo-header, e.g.
Reserved-Bugnumber: 12345

Reserverations would only be valid for a short period of time (one hour
or a bit more, to account for mail submission trouble).

Maybe bugs numbers ending on 000 are omitted, to not harm the bug number
guessing contests :-)

Thanks,
Joachim


- -- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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