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Re: Freeze Please?

On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 11:46:08AM -0500, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 03:52:00PM +0100, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> >   * Since the BTS is already used for release coordination, it seems
> >     natural to me to have known security issues recorded in the BTS
> No. The BTS is simply not designed for the purpose of keeping track of
> bugs accross distributions. If you want that you need to redesign the
> BTS first. (I don't mean hack on things like a "testing" flag. I mean a
> fundamental redesign of what metadata is attached to the bug and the
> options & interface for querying, filtering, and displaying the data.)

That's an extension, not a redesign, IMHO; albeit one that nobody has
had time to do yet. The details of storing additional metadata and
adjusting the query interfaces are the straightforward bits of the job.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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