Needing explanations about BTS usage for wishlist
After discussion in the "ifupdown-bonding package" thread, I've decided
I wanted to submit a proposal to include some of my patches to two
debian packages : ifenslave-2.6 and vlan (many thanks to Loic Minier for
his patience with me). After looking at various documents and real-life
example, I ended up with the conclusion that the correct procedure would
be to fill in bug reports for those packages, with a wishlist severity
and a patch tag. Could you comfirm it is the right way to do it ? Are
there any additional things I must know/do ?
As I want to get more involved with Debian, I printed out copies of
debian policy manual, debian developer's reference and debian new
maintainer's guide, but I'm not done reading yet :-) So if the answer to
the previous question is around the lines of "RTFM", I'd gladly do so if
some more precise pointer (chapter ? page # ?) is included ;-)
Besides, concerning ifenslave, I have additional questions:
- ifenslave is a dummy package depending on either ifenslave-2.4 or
ifenslave-2.6. Is that what is called a "transition package" ?
- I have noticed that ifenslave-2.4 is not maintained actively, and that
last modifications applicable to both versions were only applied to
ifenslave-2.6 by the maintainer (i.e. new if-up/if-down scripts). Is
that something I can find explained in the policy manual, or is it left
to the maintainer's appreciation ?
- Also, I noticed that a wishlist entry (in the same spirit as the one I
want to submit) has been submitted for ifenslave, and marked as resolved
after being implemented in ifenslave-2.6 only. Should I fill my wishlist
entry for ifenslave or ifenslave-2.6 ?