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Re: divergence from upstream as a bug

On Sat, 17 May 2008, Joey Hess wrote:

> Mike Hommey wrote:
> > The BTS would also need something to make it easier to spot patches in a
> > bug. Patch tracking is one of the few things bugzilla is not bad at, for
> > instance.
> I guess you're talking about a way for the BTS allow downloading of the last
> (or preferred) patch sent to a bug. And not just deciding when to set
> the "patch" tag. That would be useful for the QA tool that checks if
> divergence's patches match the debianised source. Dunno if it's
> mandatory, the tool could also use heuristics, or try every attachment
> that looks like a patch and see which, if any, match.

One of the wishlist features for the BTS that I've been contemplating
setting up is a "summary" feature, whre the current summary of a bug
is shown at the top, with the history continuing below.

This could be easily extended to having patch messages nominate
themselves as the summary message.

Don Armstrong

An elephant: A mouse built to government specifications.
 -- Robert Heinlein _Time Enough For Love_ p244

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