bugzilla bugzappers?

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 03:09:37 UTC 2010


On Thu, Nov 04, 2010 at 11:58:21PM +0000, "Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" wrote:
> On 11/04/2010 10:22 PM, Orcan Ogetbil wrote:
> > 2-  ABRT should keep track of unresponsive users. If a user has an
> > outstanding "needinfo?" flag for the bugs sent through ABRT, he
> > shouldn't be able to send a new bug report through ABRT for my
> > packages.
> >
> 
> Since this has turned into general pony request to the ABRT I shall 
> throw in one for the reporters
> 
> On behalf of all reporters that have never received a response from a 
> maintainer on a component they have reported against I not only ask the 
> ABRT maintainers to block any reports against those component that a 
> maintainer has not responded but I also request that those components 
> get removed from bugzilla.redhat.com.
> 
> > 3- Ability to turn off ABRT for certain packages. Whenever I provide
> > an application package with no nonstandard patches and there is a
> > crash, it is most definitely not my fault. The user should be
> > instructed to take the backtrace upstream to the URL of the package
> > and report it in their bug tracker/mailing list. Even better, ABRT can
> > file the bug directly upstream. I am willing to provide the
> > information of upstream bug trackers/mailing lists for all of my
> > packages.
> 
> 
> This confusion has been going on for enough of release cycles already 
> and I think it's time for FPC to step in and clarify what are the 
> maintainers/packagers responsibility towards the Fedora community and 
> it's user base to avoid any further rifts between QA members and 
> maintainers.
> 
This one's fesco, not fpc.  (Policy about maintaining packages rather than
how to create quality packages).

Perhaps a slightly easier to implement method of achieving something similar
would be to orphan packages that have ignored bug reports rather than to
remove their bugzilla components.

-Toshio
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