On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 10:21:45AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Roger Leigh <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > That's still requiring /manual intervention/, and lying about the true > > state of the bug to the BTS. Ideally the BTS should understand that the > > bug was closed by a particular version of the package (the one which had > > Closes: in it), and the bug is still present in earlier versions > > (perhaps it should also have the ability to record the version the bug > > appeared in as well). The BTS should be able to know that a bug is > > closed in testing automatically, rather than me sending messages to > > email@example.com; I must have sent at least 30 the past week alone. > > Agreed; I'd really like to see this as well. > > Another somewhat related matter that's bothered me for a while is that > right now the Debian bug tracking system is not particularly useful for > users of the stable version. The BTS is not likely to have much sign of > most of their bugs, the maintainers have to carry around stable-tagged > bugs (that then may show up as RC bugs in various summary reports) in > order to document stable issues that are already fixed in unstable or > testing, and the whole situation seems a bit confusing to what we would > anticipate is the "average" Debian user (someone who uses stable). > > I'm not sure what the best fix is. Obviously, most bugs can't be fixed > for stable -- even a lot of RC bugs are questionable to fix for stable > once it's actually released. It would still be nice to give the user the > known information about a bug they're running into, including any > workarounds that had been found. > > -- > Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/> Hi Russ, maybe use the wiki -- SargeKnowIssuesAndFixes page? -Kev -- counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted! `$' $' $ $ _ ,d$$$g$ ,d$$$b. $,d$$$b`$' g$$$$$b $,d$$b ,$P' `$ ,$P' `Y$ $$' `$ $ "' `$ $$' `$ $$ $ $$ggggg$ $ $ $ ,$P"" $ $ $ `$g. ,$$ `$$._ _. $ _,g$P $ `$b. ,$$ $ $ `Y$$P'$. `Y$$$$P $$$P"' ,$. `Y$$P'$ $. ,$.
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