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Re: Firefox bugs mass-closed.

On Tue, 02 Oct 2007, John Goerzen wrote:
> 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.

The main thing that needs to be done is filing the bug upstream and
then connecting the two reports by setting forwarded appropriately.

Filing a bug upstream takes however much time it takes regardless of
whether the bug is also filed in the Debian package or not. [I've no
clue how to help reduce this step's time; perhaps for cases where
maintainers are unable to do it because of time constraints they could
give submitters directions on what to do for upstream bugs?] Once the
upstream bug is filed, connecting the upstream bug to a Debian bug is
the work of one minute or less.

[As far as allowing for correspondance to flow more easily between
upstream bugs and debian bug reports, that's something that can be
worked on if enough people want it, but would still be dependant upon
filing and connecting the two bug reports.]

Don Armstrong

Nothing is as inevitable as a mistake whose time has come.
 -- Tussman's Law

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