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Re: Debian access to bugs in Launchpad?

On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz@ubuntu.com> wrote:

> I'd like to have a discussion about how Launchpad could better support
> cross-distro teamwork between Debian and Ubuntu, specifically on bugs.
> = Question =
> It has been proposed that Launchpad should allow Debian developers and
> maintainers to comment on bugs without registering:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/252368
> The stated hypothesis is that if this were allowed, then Debian developers
> would use it, and this would be good for Debian and Ubuntu.
> To me, this implies that there is a class of DDs who are interested enough
> in Ubuntu to comment on bugs, but not interested enough to register for an
> account.
> What do you think, and why?  If you're a member of this class, I'd like to
> hear from you, and understand your views.

I've registered in launchpad because it was the only way to interact
with bug reporters using my packages on Ubuntu instead of Debian. If I
could do that without registering I probably would have preferred
that. Same goes for other distributions; I have accounts in the Gentoo
and Fedora/RedHat bugzillas and elsewhere for example.

I think there are a class of Debian package maintainers who are
interested in issues in their packages (both in Debian and elsewhere),
but not necessarily interested in Ubuntu and Ubuntu users' issues
enough to register.



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