Re: Submitting bugs for manpage improvements
On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 07:17 +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> I have written a small script to make it easy to submit manpage
> improvements (it's attached).
> I believe that it much more effective to submit a patch, rather than
> explaining what needs to be improved. The tool works like quilt...
> There is one issue: most of the bugs will have to be forwarded
> I would get your opinions on how to make this useful/convenient.
I have received some feedback from a developer who is concerned about
having to deal with the contribution from "nitpickers". I must admit
that I am concern with bikeshedding and nitpicking too.
I had a few ideas... (so far)
A. We could have a different work-flow for (non)-native package:
- For non-native package, we could instruct people to submit the
diff-file to the upstream maintainer.
- For native package, we could file a bug in Debian BTS.
B. We could provide a way so maintainer could declare whether
the bug should be filed upstream or to the BTS.
C. We could ship the tool in a package that is usually installed
by developers only (shipping the script in a package like
devscripts, rather than installing it by default)
Option A and C looks interesting...