constantine at evanslabs.org
Thu Nov 16 04:31:07 GMT 2006
Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
> Creating a specification is not an appropriate solution to the problem
> of a bug report not being looked at. If you want a change in behavior
> for software that Ubuntu takes from upstream (which is most of it), it
> is almost always best to discuss the issue with the developers of that
> particular project.
I ask because I want to close bugs in this rather annoying class of
feature and defaults change requests, but I'm not sure about where I
should direct the reporters, or whether they should be closed at all.
Every source I refer to seems to be different - the Wiki tells me to
reject them, and point the reporters to "an appropriate mailing list or
a discussion forum" for defaults changes, and specs for feature
requests. Some people in #ubuntu-bugs and #ubuntu-devel have told me
that they should be rejected, and others have told me that they are
legitimate bugs with wishlist importance. From what I remember at
bugs.gnome.org, we would have rejected them there.
Should I be rejecting bugs like "Turn on syntax highlighting by default
in vim" and directing the reporters elsewhere? It would certainly make
me much happier.
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