Launchpad bug workflow change

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Jun 20 20:36:14 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 20 June 2007 16:27, Jonathan Jesse wrote:

>From the converstation, membership in ubuntu-qa grants you access to these
> items as well correct?  Simply join ubuntu-qa and that should solve the
> problem if I'm correct.

In order to join ubuntu-qa you have to show experience with bug triaging.  So 
once again, this is a new barrier to entry for people that want to fix bugs.  
Bug triaging and bug fixing are two different things.  What you propose is 
like a layer violation in protocol design.

I'm glad these changes aren't being imposed immediately, but I don't that they 
are worth any (even small) discouraging of new volunteers to implement.  BTW, 
driving people who have no interest in triaging to join so they can set 
status on bugs they are fixing also imposes additional workload on bdmurray 
(the approver for ubuntu-qa) for no real benifit to him.

IMO it's a solution in search of a problem.  I have yet to see anyone set a 
bug to in progress that wasn't actually working on it.

Scott K

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