Moving away from reporting to RH bugzilla and adopting pure upstream reporting mantra.

"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" johannbg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 23 21:49:23 UTC 2013


Greetings you all

After bit of irc discussion there is a compelling reason to move 
entirely away from Red Hat bugzilla as well as away from concept of 
hosting our own.

Now it pretty much boils down to this.

1. Generic attitude of many maintainers is that reports either go to the 
correct place ( upstream ) or they get their bugzilla ignored.
2. More often than not downstream maintainer as in packager does not 
know the code at all so filling the bug downstream makes no sense since 
it brings just unnecessary latency to the process.
3. Hosting our own bugzilla cost resources and does not solve 1. or 2.

I personally for many years have argued against this since to an 
reporter it might mean having thousand of accounts  but given that we 
are going through new fase and the times are changing in the linux eco 
system I would like to get your opinion about we stop reporting 
altogether in Red Hat bugzilla and report only directly upstream as in 
kernel bugs to the kernel community, Gnome bugs to theirs, KDE to their 
etc.

The obvious benefit of doing this is that our bugs might actually get 
look at,dealt with as well as all that being done in a shorter time frame.

Thoughts and comment.

JBG


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