reporting bugs upstream : nothing on the wiki?
sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 06:09:46 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-07-15 at 01:03 -0400, Jonathan Kamens wrote:
> On 07/14/2010 06:25 AM, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> > I'm not making assumptions here.
> But then you go on to do exactly that:
> > Bugzillas are designed to be easy to
> > use for new reporters (at least that's the way I think of them). I'm
> > sure upstream will not use "a bugzilla that takes several hours to file
> > a bug report."
> There are many, many computer users for whom bugzillas are not, and
> never will be, easy to use.
I have something in mind for such users. Lets see.
> One point I think Jóhann is trying to make is that there are many Fedora
> package maintainers who are too quick to upstream and close tickets, and
> he is concerned that if we produce documentation and guidelines
> emphasizing upstreaming over Fedora taking ownership of issues and
> getting them resolved, the problem will get worse.
> Another point I think he's trying to make is that each time a Fedora
> package maintainers upstreams and closes a ticket, it damages Fedora's
> reputation. True, the damage from each individual incident could be
> quite small, but it all adds up.
> I think what Jóhann is hoping for, and I am hoping for it as well, is
> that you go into what you are doing with your eyes open to these issues.
> If the effort you are embarking on is not done carefully and properly,
> there's a good chance that the negative side-effects, in terms of
> increasing the amount of inappropriate upstreaming, will outweigh any
I'm going to be mailing the list and keeping you folks up to date with
whatver I do. Please comment and let me know if I'm going the right
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