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pgoetz at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Sep 22 14:21:50 UTC 2009
Soren Hansen wrote:
> I don't think it would be very useful to assume that any bug in Hardy
> was magically fixed in Intrepid. Hence, dividing bugs by series seems
> like a bad plan to me.
I agree. What I'm suggesting is that the bug report include a field
indicating the series that the bug was found in. That way when I
search, I can restrict my search to bug reports filed under, say 9.10.
If you want to see all bugs filed against a particular package, simply
leave the series search field set to "any", which can be the default.
Working with the new dovecot-postfix package is a good example. Are
bugs I find there postfix bugs? dovecot? both? Since this is (I
believe) a new package for karmic koala, I'm only interested in
researching bugs that have been filed against these packages by 9.10
alpha-beta testers, since the issues I'm finding are all related to new
stuff (e.g. the use of rsyslog). Trying to find useful information in
the dovecot/postfix bug reports has been frustrating.
Also, this helps tremendously with the issue of regressions. Frequently
some new minor release of a package breaks a feature that worked
previously. Since regressions are usually confined to a single series,
it's helpful to be able to look for them with this restriction in place.
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