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Re: Bug#321701: bug handling is a maintainers job

On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 09:59:58AM +0200, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> Le Lun 8 Août 2005 09:33, Sven Luther a écrit :
> > What about a mechanism for transparently forwarding a bug report to
> > upstream instead, in such a way that the link between the debian bug
> > report and upstream bug report doesn't go out of sync ?
> we have the same kind of problem with KDE. bugzilla is all except easy 
> to interface with the rest of the world. I had tried to do some scripts 
> that interact between the BTS and bugs.kde.org'zilla ... and I've 
> renounced.

And gnome probably suffers from a similar problem. bugzilla sucks bigtime and
should die ... Maybe you just subscribe the upstream devel mailing lists to
those bug reports or something :)

> Just for the sake of the statistics [1] or [2] will show you that we 
> have to deal with 1200+ bugs. let's just say most of them just rot in 
> the BTS ...
> the maintainer-has-to-forward-the-bugs-to-the-upstream-for-the user is 
> valid for packages that are reasonnably small, and when the bug 
> tracking system of the upstream is reasonnably scriptable. Projects 
> like mozilla and all its childs projects, KDE, X11, ... the task is 
> just too big, and seeing the users forwarding bugs when they can would 
> be quite a relief.

Yeah, you would benefit from more manpower then, even maybe some choice users
would like to participate in bug triaging this way or something. But
defaulting to either let the bug forgotten in the BTW, or force the user to
use the upstream BTS, is not how we should do it.


Sven Luther

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