Re: Tracking RFSs as bugs
I do not sponsor very much, but I am a bit unhappy about having comment
possibilities on both mentors.d.n and the mailing list with information
not forwarded. This results in duplicate work (for example I reviewed a
package that already had a review on mentors.d.n pointing out the same
Which system we end up using, I do not really care about, but I would
prefer if it was accessible by mail (for both reading and writing
For a BTS-based workflow as proposed I had these ideas (based on ,
but without using usertags to keep things a bit simpler):
- A new pseudo-package mentors.debian.org (or whatever) is created; the
maintainer is set to firstname.lastname@example.org so all bug mail is sent to
- New requests should use "RFS: <package>/<version>"; maybe with
"[NEW]" appended for packages not yet in the archive.
It might be helpful to have mentors.d.n be able to file them (on
- Comments are sent to the BTS. Tags are used as follows:
- moreinfo: Open questions or changes are required before an upload.
- confirmed: Somebody did review the package and thinks it is okay.
(Not needed when the package is directly uploaded.)
- pending (closing the bug): Somebody will (did) upload the package
(no further changes required).
- mentors.d.n automatically closes RFS bugs for uploaded packages or
packages that were removed from there. It may also automatically
close inactive bugs.
- Packages tagged both moreinfo and confirmed get the confirmed tag
It would still be possible to provide a web interface for comments on
mentors.d.n: it would just create a mail to the BTS and also set the