Re: Firefox bugs mass-closed.
On Tuesday 02 October 2007 6:10:33 pm Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 11:01:23PM +0000, John Goerzen wrote:
> > On Tuesday 02 October 2007 2:09:40 pm Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 01:25:21PM +0000, John Goerzen wrote:
> > > > Of course, the question is how to determine what's an upstream bug.
> > > > Perhaps we could still receive reports in our Debian BTS, but
> > > > provide some automated tools to send them on to popular types of
> > > > upstream BTSs, and then close the Debian report with a pointer to
> > > > the upstream location?
> > >
> > > you mean using the forwarded state and bts-link ?
> > No, that is a lot of manual work.
> A _lot_ ? It's just a matter of opening an upstream bug copy&pasting
That involves looking up a username and password in some secure storage
system for such, logging on to the particular BTS, navigating the web form,
going to the Debian BTS to pull up the bug, copy and pasting each relevant
message, creating an upstream bug, then marking the Debian bug forwarded,
and copying & pasting later correspondence between Debian submitters and the
upstream in some cases.
That's easily 15 minutes per bug, which does not scale.