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Re: Forwarding bugs upstream

On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 02:03:07PM +0100, Olaf van der Spek wrote:
>> > Remember: there is no shortage of bug reports.
>> That's unfortunately true. Why is it that bug squashing parties only
>> happen a short time before release while it appears that the rest of
>> the time the issue is ignored?
> Please, don't indulge toward trolling :-). There is no cabal^Wsecret
> power in Debian who decides when to organize things and when to not
> organize them.

It's about improving quality, not about trolling.

> BSP can be organized whenever you want but, as a matter of fact, they
> get organized only when somebody volunteer to do that. If you want to
> have a BSP, say, the 1st day after the release of Squeeze, you just have
> to organize one.  For packages that drown into bug *reports* due to
> their popularity, you might also want to organize specific *triaging*
> campaigns (better if in coordination with maintainers); they will
> relieve the burden of maintainers in doing triaging and let them focus
> on actual bugs that random BSP-participants might not feel entitled to
> fix.

 The point is focus on solving bugs shouldn't be limited to BSPs and
the end of the release cycle.


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