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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:
> 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.

I agree that wishlist bugs are something special for such huge apps. I found
more than one time that I could not agree with a feature request (e.g. I
don't want it to see in thunderbird) that a user posted, nevertheless it might 
have been somehow reasonable to get this features - though not IMO.

Thus, I tell people with wishlist bugs: Hey, better do it on your own,
otherwise I will either close this bug (if I disagree) or will be
a bad, lossy proxy when trying to argue, why this feature is really needed
(e.g. you know better why you want that feature and why it might be so
important to be added to mainstream apps like firefox and thunderbird).

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