[Mageia-dev] How will be the realese cycle?
r.h.michel+mageia at gmail.com
Sat Oct 16 21:52:52 CEST 2010
On samedi 16 octobre 2010 at 21:29, Marc Paré wrote :
> There would be no middle man. Once the middle-man could replicate the
> bug and verify the bug with other users, then the middle-man would
> submit to bugzilla. That's it. From there on, the middle-man will take
> care of testing requests from devs.
That would only work for pure software bugs.
If the bug is hardware related, it is unlikely that the "middle man" will be
able to reproduce it. For those we really need the input from the real bug
And for software bugs, the "middle man" would have to reproduce the software
environment of the reporter, which may be complicated if he installed
software from third party (or worse, proprietary software).
Sometimes the problem is obvious and only related to a single package, and
for such case a forum with some contributors reproducing the bug and then
submitting a bug report may work.
But if the problem is related to a particular combination of packages then
the "middle man" could spend a considerable amount of time replicating the
reporter particular configuration before he can actually reproduce the bug.
I think it may work if those "bug friends" (don't remember who proposed that
name) only take for themselves the simple, one package, software only bugs,
and suggest to the reporter to create himself a bugreport (eventually
providing assistance if the reporter has never done it before) describing
his problem, because the devs will really need his feedback first hand.
That forum would be an easier entry point than bugzilla for users not
familiar with bugreports.
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