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how to request help for bugs (Re: 0-day bug forwarding and bug patching on ALL bugs)

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 09:20 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 08:46:11PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > (and hopefully this madness will now stop)
> We all know everyone can triage/patch/... whatever bug in the BTS.

Yes of course.

> Still, if some team feels they are understaffed and that they need
> triaging help since they are becoming overwhelmed by their bugs, then
> it's legitimate to ask for help on -devel.  

True, but I would contact -devel for specific bugs with specific
techical questions.

For a general call/cry for help for packages with many bugs, I would
submit an RFH, RFA or O before the number of bugs becomes uncomfortable.
Of course, this probably won't work for all packages; it's not always so

> It's not that different in
> principle than tagging bugs +help, with the exception that this need to
> be done before even touching the bug reports.

I use the bug tag "help" for bugs I have studied and I don't know how to
fix.  This is in my opinion different than handling many unprocessed

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