A few changes
I thought some of you might be interested in a few changes that have been
made to the BTS software...
In the new software, the X-Debian-CC was changed to X-Debbugs-CC (more
general) and it appears to be working.
Some of the perl scripts have been made -w clean.
A column was added to http://www.debian.org/Bugs/db/ix/summary.html that
indicates the severity of the bug. A single letter (First letter of the
severity) after the reference number.
Case has been removed from the pseudoheader entries. That means Package:
is the same as package: and Package: Netscape4 is the same as Package:
Bugs are no longer deleted!!! We don't have a way for you to access them
directly but there's an "official" location in the database where they're
being archived. We're trying to decide how to serve them up... by
requesting a bug number, obviously, but any other way? Do we need them
index by maintainer or package? Remember, these are closed -- solved --
The message that gets sent to the debian-bugs-closed list and back to the
closer now inlcudes the text of the message that closed the bug... as well
as the original bug report.
All @bugs.debian.org will accept PGP/GPG clearsigned and most forms of mime
formated email. Most? Let me put it this way, I havn't found one that it
barfs on but I'm sure there's some evil MUA that will prove it's not
Also, there is a bug that was filed against the BTS, #30682 that I'd like
to invite public comment on. I'm inclined to agree with the opinion that:
"if it's that trivial, just email the maintainer. If the maintainer
doesn't respond/fix it.. it's a bug.. ie. normal"