Tuesday, 26 November 2013

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

On 26 November 2013 13:58, Sergio Schvezov
<sergio.schvezov@canonical.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM, Ursula Junque <ursinha@ursinha.net> wrote:
>> Hi Thomi,
>> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Thomi Richards
>> <thomi.richards@canonical.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Ursula Junque <ursinha@ursinha.net>
>>> 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).
>> I understand your point, but I'm talking about the policy while dogfooding
>> Ubuntu Touch, and as this is testing the distro it would make more sense to
>> file bugs against the distro packages and use the distro tools, as ogra
>> pointed. As I said, if upstreams see value in having an upstream bugtask
>> that can be discussed, but in this case we need to have at least one bugtask
>> for the source package, always.
>> Sebastian (seb128) pointed that having one list of bugs (the distro ones)
>> helped a lot for the Settings project, they even "closed" the bugs section
>> on the upstream project to ensure bugs would be in a single place (also
>> easier to maintain more accurate bug status/progress). We only need to agree
>> on a policy so it's clear to everyone how it works.
> I'm all for this, although there are places where this isn't really going to
> reflect reality; two components come to my mind here; phablet-tools and the
> sdk itself, which are being offered all the way back to precise on a PPA
> (and the emulator as well soon too);
> This is a problem since ubuntu-bug won't find the package and fail. Any
> solution to this is welcome.

Packages from PPAs can ship a config file for ubuntu-bug/apport to
file bugs in the correct place on launchpad.



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