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Re: Maintainer Responsibilities

Reindl Harald, Thu, 04 Jun 2009 20:45:21 +0200:
> I think it is simple BAD to close bugreports with "upstream"! For me as
> "enduser" of fedora i have one bugzilla and i really like to help with
> bugreports, try things if maintainer needs better explains what happens.

As you can see from this thread, there are as many opinions on this issue 
as there are packages in Fedora ;-). It all depends from the style of 
packager's work. E.g., openoffice.org maintainer prefers to move all non-
packaging bugs upstream ASAP (he does the moving) and then he works on 
them upstream (firefox maintainers have similar attitude). Advantage (and 
one of the foundational pieces of Red Hat philosophy) is that a) our work 
can be shared with others, b) we can use results of others work.

And yes, whole process of upstreaming should be invisible and painless to 
reporter of RH bug, but our tooling in this area is non-existent. Join 
the party at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=452962 :)


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