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Re: Bits from the BTS

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 02:09:09PM +0200, Martin Quinson wrote:
> Colin Watson wrote:
> > The owner of a bug is displayed in the header of each bug and in lists
> > of bugs, and receives the same mail sent to that bug as a package
> > maintainer would receive. People working in maintainer teams or on
> > orphaned packages may like to use this feature to divide their work up
> > more conveniently; you could use it to record that you've delegated
> > responsibility for a bug to some helpful person; and it has an obvious
> > application to wnpp bugs. (For NMUs it's probably best to keep on using
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/claims.cgi [1], or simply keep the bug
> > report by ordinary e-mails, since 'owner' really implies something
> > similar to maintainership.)
> Cool ! Could this be abused to subscribe to bugs? I mean, is it
> possible to have more than one owner to a given bug? 

No, please don't. 'owner' is intended only for when you're explicitly
taking responsibility for fixing a bug. There'll be a subscription
mechanism added in due course.

(In retrospect we should have done subscription first to avoid this
temptation, but ownership was a lot easier.)


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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