BTS description on web: JACK HOWARTH IS A ...
On Sun, Jan 12, 2003 at 01:37:23PM +0100, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> Colin Watson <email@example.com> writes:
> >> What's the problem with submiting to submit@bugs rather than maintonly@bugs?
> > $ w3m -dump -cols 72 http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting | grep -2 maintonly | head
> > If a bug report is minor, for example, a documentation typo or a
> > trivial build problem, please adjust the severity appropriately and
> > send it to maintonly@bugs instead of submit@bugs. maintonly will
> > forward the report to the package maintainer only, it won't forward it
> > to the BTS mailing lists.
> > If you're submitting many reports at once, you should definitely use
> > maintonly@bugs so that you don't cause too much redundant traffic on
> > the BTS mailing lists. Before submitting many similar bugs you may also
> > want to post a summary on debian-bugs-dist.
> > (The "post a summary" bit may be out of date; can ordinary users post to
> > -bugs-dist these days?)
> So, yes, these are very special cases. Furthermore, people are not reading
> the BTS docs all the time and they might have missed such details.
I do not know Jack (I am assuming he is not DD.).
IMHO, it should be very obviously described to point people to use both
addresses in the web page. I certainly do not expect non-debian
developers to read the developer reference. After all, web pages are where
the rest of the world get to know Debian BTS. More specifically:
Under the section "Sending the bug report via e-mail", this describes
"Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, as described below."
This should have been something like:
"Send email to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org,
as described below."
And rest should have adjusted in accordance with developer reference.
Any volunteer ?? (Thus posed to debian-www)
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