Launchpad bug statuses

Sarah Hobbs hobbsee at
Wed Oct 3 15:45:49 BST 2007

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Scott Kitterman wrote:

> Who is going to add upstream projects for the thousands of packages in Ubuntu?   
> I don't imagine this approach is very scalable.  
> If some teams are using the status this way, I don't think the right answer is 
> to say, "No, you should do it this way that's more work."
> Scott K

I'm in complete agreement here - At the end of the day, i just want to
be able to file bugs, and deal with bugs.  I don't want to sacrifice a
goat each time i want to do something vaguely complicated in launchpad
(like add an upstream task to a bug), and i don't want to have to triple
my workload (for eg), just because the LP guys have changed the way they
want to use bug statuses.  Or because they've removed portals that
people were actively using.  Or because they've closed bugs marked as
incomplete, but that someone hasn't gotten around to yet.

At the end of the day, it's a bug tracker.  It's not building an
elaborate rocket.  The extra features are supposed to make launchpad
easier to use, not harder and more confusing.  Sometimes I think that
people lose sight of this.

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