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Re: bits from bts.turmzimmer.net

On Thu, Jun 15, 2006 at 02:02:10PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Andreas Barth [Thu, 15 Jun 2006 10:50:12 +0200]:

> > there has been a change that affects the number of visible bugs:
> > We treat version tracking correctly now, and ignore the done-status on
> > bugs that have version tracking used in a close message.

> Cool, thanks.

> > For this reason, if you do bug tracking, the bugs marked with a small t
> > on the right only affect testing, and usually only require attention
> > if testing propagation fails for some reason.

> With this, I took a look at what each option under "show bugs by
> distribution" gives you:

>   - dist="both" gives you the set of RC bugs affecting testing that lack
>     a fix in unstable; IMHO, this is what people most people will want.

>   - dist="etch" gives you the same as "both", plus the RC bugs fixed in
>     unstable, but still not transitioned to testing.


> Now, I have a couple "IMHO suggestions", let's hear what you think; I'm
> not that sure about the first one, but here it goes anyway:

>   - make the default dist be "both" instead of "any", so that what
>     people get by default is the list of bugs that must be dealt with
>     before we can release.

That's fair.

>   - make "etch" and "sid" exclusive, as in, list bugs present _only_ in
>     that distribution. For etch, this means the list of untransitioned
>     bugs, which can be interesting for people caring about migration
>     (e.g., looking at buildd logs, providing hints, etc.). And for sid,
>     those not-a-must bugs, but that are probably more approachable,
>     since not everybody has had their eyes on them for months.
>     [And maybe make the checkbox read "etch only" and "sid only".]

I disagree with this.  I use the etch view as the (more or less, bugs not
withstanding) authoritative view of bugs that are blockers for the etch
release.  I wouldn't like to have to switch between the 'etch' and 'both'
views to get a complete picture of this.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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