10k open Ubuntu bugs
Matthew Paul Thomas
mpt at canonical.com
Thu Apr 27 05:41:12 BST 2006
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On Apr 25, 2006, at 8:14 AM, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> I know all these bugs now belong to Malone, but maybe we should find a
> way to create some sort of compartment system between the different
> types of bugs we get. I can't imagine how the developers feel when
> they see these 10000 open bugs, and hundred of bugs assigned to them,
> are all lumped together in one big pile, main and universe together,
> ubuntu/kubuntu/xubuntu/etc together, and they have to find the good
> reports from the one to be ingnored and try to see patterns in the
> problems submitted. On the long run, I'm not sure the current
> system is a sustainable one as we pick up more and more users, and
> thus gather more and more reports. First thing we know we will have
> the same number of bugs reports in Malone than the Debian BTS since we
> cover a very similar range of applications and packages, but with a
> lot less of the manpower to deal with the reports.
There are two things planned to help with this.
First, introducing a "Won't Fix Here" status.
<https://launchpad.net/products/malone/+bug/36059> This will let bugs
have statuses like "Evolution: confirmed; Ubuntu: Won't Fix Here". In
that example, the bug occurs in Ubuntu's Evolution package, and if it's
fixed in a new upstream release Ubuntu will happily package that
release, but the Ubuntu developers will never fix it separately.
Second, introducing a process for nominating and accepting/declining
bugs to be fixed in distribution releases. This isn't fully designed
yet, but it will probably mean that a bug can have a status of, for
example, "Ubuntu: Confirmed; Ubuntu 6.06: Won't Fix Here". It may also
mean that <https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/dapper/+bugs> becomes a
useful page for developers, while
<https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+bugs> remains the first port of
call for bug reporters.
Matthew Paul Thomas
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