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

On Mon, Aug 08, 2005 at 08:04:14AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Sun, 7 Aug 2005 21:58:15 -0400, Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> said: 
> > I don't think it's silly at all. First of all, I'm making a request,
> > I'm not demanding they do this. Firefox has 306 open bugs (well, 271
> > if you don't count merged bugs), so it's a fairly buggy (and
> > popular) piece of software. Especially in the case of random feature
> > requests, it's merely taking time away from fixing other bugs, to
> > having to forward them upstream. So if the submitter really cares
> > about the feature, they can spend a little more time sending it
> > upstream instead of just creating busy work for the maintainer. I've
> > provided a link to the submission page, and bugzilla is a pretty
> > standard and popular bug tracking system (even though I don't
> > particularly like it, and many are of the same opinion). Do you
> > really think people will be so discouraged that they'll give up all
> > together instead of just filing the Debian bug.
>         When a Debian user starts using a debian, they should be
>  assured full service bug  reporting.A user may not be aware of the
>  myriad upstream bug tracking systems for all the packages they use,
>  so it is natural to go to the common debian BTS.
>         Given that, it is important that the feature requests also be
>  recorded in the VTS, for no other reason than to savbe you time as
>  other people look at the BTS, find nothing, and send in a duplicate
>  feature request.
>         My personal choice is to forward the bug reports in the cases
>  it makes sense, after triaging the report (yes, I triage rteports to
>  save my upstreams time); and in cases it makes sense, I ask thre
>  reporter to _also_ send the bug upstream, perhaps with more data (as
>  reported by M-x gnus-bug, for example). Itell the reporter how to
>  send such a bug, where to send it, and I request a CC to the
>  #NNNN-forwarded  address.

Problem is for upstream BTS, which don't support email CCs though, but i
believe even bugzilla can do that, altough in one of the ugliest way possible.


Sven Luther

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