Re: Tracking RFSs as bugs
Ansgar Burchardt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Gergely Nagy <email@example.com> writes:
>> Ansgar Burchardt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> - mentors.d.n automatically closes RFS bugs for uploaded packages or
>>> packages that were removed from there. It may also automatically
>>> close inactive bugs.
>> Apart from closing inactive bugs automatically, I believe this is a good
>> Some non-trivial packages might take some time to review, especially if
>> it turns out there are some issues that need to be solved upstream
>> before an upload can happen (ie, packaging is spot-on, and perfect, but
>> upstream needs to clarify a license, for example).
> That will make the pseudo-package accummulate lots of open bug reports
> that never see any attention. So I think inactive requests need to be
> dealt with one way or another, closing them automatically after a longer
> term of no activity does seem as easy way to do so (ie. after 4-8 weeks
> of no new comments).
In my opinion, RFS bugs that see no attention, but get uploaded can be
closed automatically: if the version in unstable is >= than on mentors,
and the bug did not see any activity in a while (~4-8 weeks, as you
said), then it can be safely closed.
If it was never uploaded, then I would still opt for manual
handling. Perhaps a monthly report could be made, where inactive bugs
can be listed, and volunteers could glance over the list, and deal with
said bug reports. (And I hereby volunteer to do that, and help setting
up such a monthly report, in the very desired case of RFS's moving to
The reason behind this, is that RFS with no feedback is something that
should not happen, as it's a big discouragement for the requestor, for
one. Keeping them open, with a monthly report would make it easier to
see what needs urgent attention.
> For reviews that take a longer time, the sponsor could set himself as
> the owner of the bug -- bugs with an owner would then not be closed.
> This maybe can also be extended to bugs tagged confirmed.
ACK, sounds good!