Policy: filing bugs against Ubuntu packages instead of upstream projects

Phill Whiteside PhillW at PhillW.net
Sat Nov 30 09:52:05 UTC 2013


whilst I'm still keeping my head down; I've forwarded this to Nicholas as
there has been conversation of merging QA and bug team and I think he
should be aware of the conversation.

Kindest regards,


On 30 November 2013 06:06, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> Hi Michał,
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:33:00AM +0100, Michał Sawicz wrote:
> > On 26.11.2013 02:44, Ursula Junque wrote:
> > >If upstreams don't oppose to that, bugs should only be filed against
> > >Ubuntu packages, discouraging the direct upstream reporting. Once we
> > >have an agreement, we need to document this to prevent all the confusion
> > >to happen again, and then discuss what to do with the previously
> > >reported bugs. Oliver (ogra) said there was an email some time ago to
> > >direct people to file bugs only against Ubuntu packages but no one seems
> > >to find it, feel free to point that out if you think that's relevant.
> > I just tried to file a bug against Ubuntu (unity8)¹, unfortunately I
> > can't set the status to 'Triaged', or decide the importance. So,
> > well... I can't triage Ubuntu (unity8) bugs.
> > AFAICT, we also don't get notified about new Ubuntu (unity8) bugs,
> > even though I added a subscription for my team².
> > Not exactly sure why that is, but the project has Maintainer: Ubuntu
> > Developers³, which actually doesn't exist...⁴
> > All in all, if all of us need to get added to some global Ubuntu
> > team to be able to triage Ubuntu (*) bugs for their projects, that's
> > not ideal... Current state doesn't work for us either...
> Well, you say it's not ideal; but we are all working together toward a
> common goal of producing a coherent OS, and there are benefits to having
> consistent policies for bug tracking across the various components of that
> OS.  I think the members of your team (and other upstream teams) should
> easily be able to meet the requirements for the bugsquad team, and
> participate in bug triage for your packages on an equal footing with the
> rest of the community.
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