Bug#367876: developers-reference: please recommend usertags for mass bug filing
tags 367876 + pending
On 12/07/08 at 19:09 +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> tags 367876 + patch
> > IMO it is a best-practice to set usertags when filing lots of bugs for
> > a given problem,
> Patch attached.
> > please get consensus how it should be chosen and what will be the choice
> > of e-mail adress for each types of reasons on debin-devel@LDO.
> I don't really see the benefit of this -- it's not really the job of the
> devref to to document how various groups use their usertags, so enumerating
> them here would only really lead to developers usertagging bugs--with good
> intentions--but incorrectly. Futhermore, some usertags are likely to be
> "restricted" in an informal manner (similar to how the "etch" and "lenny"
> tags operate at the moment).
> Chris Lamb, UK email@example.com
> GPG: 0x634F9A20
> commit 64804ff791bdcbd49b62a8de4332906a0066f10c
> Author: Chris Lamb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sat Jul 12 18:54:43 2008 +0100
> Add information about usertags with resepect to mass bug filing. (Closes: #367876)
> Signed-off-by: Chris Lamb <email@example.com>
> diff --git a/beyond-pkging.dbk b/beyond-pkging.dbk
> index 77a9739..6cc5d63 100644
> --- a/beyond-pkging.dbk
> +++ b/beyond-pkging.dbk
> @@ -94,6 +94,41 @@ Note that when sending lots of bugs on the same subject, you should send the
> bug report to <email>maintonly@&bugs-host;</email> so that the bug report
> is not forwarded to the bug distribution mailing list.
> +<section id="usertags">
> +You may wish to use BTS usertags when submitting bugs across a number of
> +packages. Usertags are similar to normal tags such as 'patch' and 'wishlist'
> +but differ in that they are user-defined and occupy a namespace that is
> +unique to a particular user. This allows multiple sets of developers to
> +'usertag' the same bug in different ways without conflicting.
> +To add usertags when filing bugs, specify the <literal>User</literal> and
> +<literal>Usertags</literal> pseudo-headers:
> +To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> +Subject: <replaceable><title-of-bug></replaceable>
> +Package: <replaceable><pkgname></replaceable>
> +<replaceable>[ ... ]</replaceable>
> +User: <replaceable><email-addr></replaceable>
> +Usertags: <replaceable><tag-name> [ <tag-name> ... ]</replaceable>
> +<replaceable><description-of-bug ...></replaceable>
> +Note that tags are seperated by spaces and cannot contain underscores. If you
> +are filing bugs for for a particular group or team it is recommended that you
> +set the <literal>User</literal> to an appropriate mailing list after describing
> +your intention there.
> +To view bugs tagged with a specific usertag, visit
Thanks a lot, applied.
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