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

On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 22:41 +0000, Ian Malone wrote:
> 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.

> No, the maintainer shouldn't have to act as a proxy,
Maintainers should "maintain" their packages, not simply "package them
up" .

>  but it would
> be nice to have some automated mechanism that would.
IIRC, Debian once had tried this - It had never really worked. 
Those reports ended up being ignored.


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