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Re: An interesting read when discussing what to do about our bugs...



Am Samstag, den 19.01.2008, 13:10 -0500 schrieb seth vidal:
> On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 19:08 +0100, nodata wrote:
> 
> > Apart from security bugs, I have never had a bug fixed in Ubuntu, ever.
> > The tactic seems to be to wait until Debian fix it, or wait until Debian
> > fix it and then ask you to upgrade to the next release.
> > 
> > Fedora does a lot better, much better, but probably the most annoying
> > aspect of using Fedora's bugzilla is the attitude of some of the
> > maintainers (not all) and the "closing, report upstream" attitude.
> > 
> > Closing a bug report with "report it upstream" is a let down. It's
> > repetitive boring work that a computer should be doing.
> > 
> > It takes a lot of effort to report a bug, and by this I mean that I know
> > a *lot* of people who find a bug, and maybe a fix, but don't bug report
> > it. They should be, but I can see why they don't.
> 
> Hmm, is that what the 'upstream' close reason is for? Normally, I close
> things 'upstream' when I have checked a fix into the upstream code base.
> Which seems pretty reasonable time to close it to me.
> 
> -sv
> 

I'm talking about closing the bug and telling the reporter to report
upstream, i.e. "go away".


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