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Re: Explicitely Cc bug reporters

* Sandro Tosi <morph@debian.org> [090910 16:35]:
> Yes, I do believe that submitters should be informed of any activity
> on their bugs (to know they're not ignored, to contribute to the tech
> discussion (not every reported is a non-tech guy), etc).

Not everyone is a non-tech guy, but even most tech-savy persons are not
intrested in everything.

If I as tech guy send you a bug report, that is often mostly altruistic:
The fix will not enter the current stable, so it will be a long time
before it helps me, if it helps at all because I already know the

> Lengthy
> discussions are rare, people mailing nnnn@b.d.o believing it will
> reach submitters too are much more common.

So we should punish users for incompotent developers?

> And no, I don't think they'd be scared or wasting their time receiving
> updates on their bugs.

I can say that I am personally often scared with other bug reporting
utilities. I will for example think twice before ever again submitting
bugs to some bugzilla. It has those little checkboxes with what you want
to get mail, but no description what causes what so I end up getting
mails about status changes telling me nothing and of developers changing
their email addresses.

	Bernhard R. Link

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