Bug#684113: debbugs: "marked as done" messages are a pain to read
If you're following a bug discussion (say in debian-release@ or
debian-bugs-rc@), you will see the whole thread and at the end
you see a "marked as done" message where you have to scroll pages and
pages until you find the interesting message that lead to the
bug closure (it's the last part of the message).
This bug closure message was fine when it was sent back to the
maintainer who closed the bug. Nowadays with co-maintenance and so many
external followers, it really needs to be reorganized.
What really matters to me is that we can see the bug closure mail
as close to the top as possible. Thus you should probably reword the
initial part because it takes close to a full screen in my mutt setup.
I would suggest something like this:
| Note from the Debian Bug Tracking System: the message below
| has caused the Debian Bug report #684023 to marked as done.
| 684023: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=684023
| Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with problems
It should be immediately followed by the copy of the mail to -done.
The copy of the initial report seems useless to me in most cases.
But if you want to keep it, you should put it in the last position.
Another thing that bothers me, is that those messages are sent from
"Debian Bug Tracking System <email@example.com>" effectively hiding
from my mailer the person who sent the -done mail (and thus my searches
by sender will not find those mails). It would thus be nice if the
mail could keep the "From" of the -done mail.
Thank you in advance to consider those improvements.