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Re: Proposal: new attributes in BTS

Eduard Bloch <edi@gmx.de> wrote:
>TBC: "not reproduceable, to be closed"

  echo 'tags xxxxx unreproducible' | mail control@bugs.debian.org

(apart from the automatic close bit, but I'm not completely sure that's
a good idea ...)

>TBO: "to be orphaned after # days"
>The maintainers don't answer to mails concerning the package or don't
>answer at all (MIA). Or don't fix one or more bug, pretending not enough
>spare time for longer than 2-4 weeks.
>This option is enabled automaticaly when there are one or more bugs and
>the maintainer is not seen anywhere for >3 months. Can also be changed
>by DPL or QA team.

The QA team already have a mechanism for tracking MIA maintainers, and
will eventually orphan packages if the maintainer can't be contacted at

>Info mails should be send to the maintainer and bug reporters. There
>should be a "ultimatum" time, 14 day or so. TBO will disappear when the
>maintainer fixed all bugs or at least all RC and most of normal bugs.

Normal bugs aren't always quickly fixable, no matter how active the
maintainer is ...

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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