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

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>         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

But how do you judge that such a request makes sense? In case of mozilla*s it is
important to consider that upstream has a *really* restrictive policy of about
what feature gets included in their "lightweight-apps" (ffox, tbird). So as a
general rule of thumb it holds true that "feature requests don't make sense" by

So, should we close them all? I don't think so, so for me it looks rather sane
(in case of mozillas) to inform the submitter about those facts and give them
hints about the procedure that has the highest probabily to succeed without
wasting upstream resources (e.g. say they should first find some backup in the
mozilla community in forums and mailing list before posting another enhancement
bug that is likely not get implemented or is simply just ignored).

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