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Re: [all candidates] Removing or limiting DD rights?

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:
> ]] Russ Allbery 

> (Cc to owner@bugs, M-F-T to -project.)

>> Note that we already did do something about it by deprecating close in the
>> BTS in favor of sending a real email message to -done that is copied to
>> the submitter.  The Debian BTS now nags the maintainer about telling the
>> submitter something if they use the close command.

> We did this ages ago.  Perhaps it's time to retire the close command
> entirely?

It's useful in some specific situations when you're doing mass bug
manipulation (I've used it for that purpose) that's really just
book-keeping and doesn't need to notify anyone.  But they're fairly
limited, and mostly one wants the fixed command instead anyway.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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