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

Tom Tromey wrote:
"Kevin" == Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> writes:

Closing a bug report with "report it upstream" is a let down. It's
repetitive boring work that a computer should be doing.

Kevin> There's no way we can fix them all by ourselves, the only way
Kevin> to actually get things fixed is to report them to the actual
Kevin> upstream maintainers of the concrete application you're having
Kevin> issues with. And I don't think KDE is the only set of packages
Kevin> in this situation.

What would be good here is an easy way to push a report upstream.

This would solve the Fedora maintainer's problem ("this is not our
bug") without requiring extra work from the bug reporter (who is
probably lazy like me, and anyway isn't in as good a position to
triage a report as the Fedora maintainer).


As a Fedora end user, rather than a developer, if I report a bug
to Fedora BZ and get told to put it upstream I then have to go and
get a BZ account for upstream.  That may seem trivial but I now
have accounts on quite a few BZs, each of which was only used to
report one or two bugs.

No, the maintainer shouldn't have to act as a proxy, but it would
be nice to have some automated mechanism that would.


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