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Re: Lilypond and distribution bugtrackers [was: LSR is not at the stable

From: Joseph Rushton Wakeling
Subject: Re: Lilypond and distribution bugtrackers [was: LSR is not at the stable release level]
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:53:40 +0200
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On 10/03/2012 07:49 PM, Graham Percival wrote:
I don't understand why you'd take that attitude.  It's trivial for
distribution package maintainers to send good bug reports
upstream, the total volume is unlikely to be a problem, and it
improves the chances that users' and distros' problems with the
software can be identified and resolved effectively.  Where's the
negative side?

The negative side is that somebody has to actually be there as a maintainer and manually do stuff in order for this to happen. What if there's no actual maintainer? (There isn't for Lilypond in Ubuntu, it's just imported straight from Debian Unstable.)

OTOH if bug-lilypond is signed up to receive reports from a few key distros, you get those notices automatically without anyone having to put in any extra effort.

I don't say that anyone necessarily has to triage them, have the responsibility of responding, or whatever. I'm just suggesting it would be useful to at least be alerted that they exist.

In short: Joseph, why don't *you* either ask distros to submit bug
reports to us

For the reasons described above. I'm proposing something that doesn't rely on there being someone actively forwarding on reports.

or else read the distro bug trackers and send good
reports to us (and maybe add a note to the distr bug trackers to
say that it's been sent upstream).  It's an easy job, right?

I'm happy to do that for Ubuntu, but again, why rely on a person to do it when you can have an automated solution?

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