Re: divergence from upstream as a bug
On Sat, May 17, 2008, Joey Hess wrote:
> What if we just decide that changes made to upstream sources qualify
> as a bug? A change might be a bug in upstream, or in the debianisation,
> or in Debian for requiring the change. But just call it a bug.
The bug tracker is a tool for me; not everything needs to go via bug
tracking. If I grab an upstream change from their VCS, I wont open a
Debian bug about it; if I find a bug in the Debian version which also
applies to upstream, I might skip to directly reporting it upstream,
and only there.
A change is a change, not a bug; we don't need to map each change to a
bug. We could get better at distinguishing between changes, and
perhaps we can reach a point where we can extract a list of logical
changes (or changesets) between Debian uploads, or between the Debian
and upstream versions, but I don't think we want bugs for that.