Re: Architecture usertags
On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 10:03:18PM +0200, Vasilios Karaklioumis wrote:
> Wouter Verhelst wrote:
>> I've often thought that it would be useful to have tags in the BTS so
>> that users or maintainers could mark a bug as specific to a particular
>> architecture. This way, when I have some spare time, I could go to the
>> BTS, fetch a list of bugs that are specific to an architecture I care
>> about, and see what I can do about them, or give some feedback if that
>> would help.
>> Using a set of usertags under my own email address on the BTS wouldn't
>> really work for that, since it kindof defeats the whole purpose; I want
>> to use these tags to find bugs that I care about in the first place, but
>> in order for me to be able to add a usertag, I would have to know about
>> the bug before I could find it. Kind of a chicken-and-egg problem.
>> So I suggested to Don Armstrong that he add a set of
>> architecture-specific regular tags; but he seemed averse to this, as the
>> current informal policy of the debbugs maintainers is to require that a
>> usertag is used for a particular purpose before they add a new regular
>> tag; this is so that no tags get created which won't be used. I guess
>> this is a worty goal.
>> After a short discussion on IRC, we came up with another option: a set
>> of publically documented usertags, the definition of which would be
>> announced on debian-devel-announce and linked to from the BTS homepage,
>> so that maintainers could apply them to architecture-specific bugs when
>> necessary. The format, suggested by Steve Langasek, was to use the
>> porters mailinglist as the user, and the architecture name as the
>> usertag (e.g., 'email@example.com' as user, and 'm68k' as
>> Before I'll fire off an email to d-d-a announcing that, does anyone have
>> any comments, objections, or suggestions to improve this proposal?
> Excellent news.This will come very handy.Thanks.