Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Re: [Ubuntu-phone] Policy: filing bugs against Ubuntu packages instead of upstream projects

On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Thomi Richards
<[email protected]> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Ursula Junque <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> If upstreams don't oppose to that, bugs should only be filed against
>> Ubuntu packages, discouraging the direct upstream reporting.
>
> I think the distinction between upstream and distro is a useful one, and I'd
> be sad if we started treating them as one and the same (or created a blanket
> rule about where bugs should be reported, which is effectively the same
> thing, in my mind).
>
> I also believe that the correct place for almost all bugs to be filed is
> against the upstream projects itself (at least, for the core
> Canonical/Ubuntu projects - I assume we're having this conversation in the
> context of canonical-sponsored Ubuntu Touch projects).

In our CI environment, for most of our projects we want trunk to be
always in sync with what is in the distro, so it should also be safe
to only use packaging bugs. If upstream wants the bug tracker to be
enabled for the upstream project, that's fine, but it also needs to
help handling the bug list that affects the package, as that's always
the main target when opening bugs that were caught when using the
image/archive.

Cheers,
--
Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

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