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

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Sep 24 19:50:51 UTC 2013

Matthias Clasen (mclasen at said: 
> I don't think all packages are the same when it comes to bug reporting.
> Speaking just for GNOME, I will say that getting feedback (in the form
> of bugs and crash reports) from rawhide and the 'next' branch during the
> development cycle is pretty valuable, and removing overhead (in the form
> of extra bugzilla jumps) from this feedback is very good - six month is
> too short a time to waste on shuffling bugs and status updates back and
> forth...
> Upstream bugzilla has advantages for us as developers - we can use
> git-bz to attach patches, and splinter to review them, which is very
> convenient.
> The main advantage of downstream bug reporting at this point is
>, as far as I'm concerned.

As an upstream developer, that may be fine. I think a lot of the issue is
people who wear both the upstream and the downstream hats, and maybe that's
better solved by getting more people to wear the downstream hats. Unless
people think bugzilla is merely there to service our developers, but that
does a large disservice to our users.


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