An interesting read when discussing what to do about our bugs...

seth vidal skvidal at
Sat Jan 19 18:10:49 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-01-19 at 19:08 +0100, nodata wrote:

> Apart from security bugs, I have never had a bug fixed in Ubuntu, ever.
> The tactic seems to be to wait until Debian fix it, or wait until Debian
> fix it and then ask you to upgrade to the next release.
> Fedora does a lot better, much better, but probably the most annoying
> aspect of using Fedora's bugzilla is the attitude of some of the
> maintainers (not all) and the "closing, report upstream" attitude.
> Closing a bug report with "report it upstream" is a let down. It's
> repetitive boring work that a computer should be doing.
> It takes a lot of effort to report a bug, and by this I mean that I know
> a *lot* of people who find a bug, and maybe a fix, but don't bug report
> it. They should be, but I can see why they don't.

Hmm, is that what the 'upstream' close reason is for? Normally, I close
things 'upstream' when I have checked a fix into the upstream code base.
Which seems pretty reasonable time to close it to me.


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