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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities



On Tuesday 02 June 2009 06:17:02 pm Steven M. Parrish wrote:
> This is from the official Bugzappers page
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugZappers/StockBugzillaResponses#Upstreamin

So, this raises the question about bugzappers. Should they be making the 
determination for maintainers that the reporter should have taken the issue 
upstream? Do bug zappers take into consideration the severity of the bug 
before pushing someone upstream?


> The bug is not a packaging bug, the package maintainer has no plans to work
> on this in the near future, and there is an upstream bug tracking system
> other than the Red Hat Bugzilla.

Is there communication between maintainer and bugzapper before  doing this?


> Maintainers should be free to either fix it locally (time permitting) and
> upstream the patch or request that the bug be filed at the upstream
> projects tracker for the upstream developers to resolve it.
>
> If it is sent upstream the bug is closed as UPSTREAM and our local report
> is cross-referenced to the upstream one.  That way the maintainer and all
> interested parties can follow its progress.

Not if its closed. How would I be notified that the fix is in Fedora? If the bug 
is severe enough, shouldn't the upstream commit be applied to Fedora's package 
and the package pushed out for testing? Is all this going to happen if the bug 
is closed?

-Steve


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