[sane-devel] Handling of bug reports and patches

Stef stef.dev at free.fr
Fri Feb 8 19:34:11 UTC 2013

On 08/02/2013 18:05, Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear Stef,
> Am Donnerstag, den 07.02.2013, 22:42 +0100 schrieb Stef:
>> On 07/02/2013 12:59, Paul Menzel wrote:
>>> yesterday I created several new tickets and attached patches to some of
>>> them, like [1].
>>>           [#314016] Cppcheck: [backend/hp-device.c:351,430]: (error) Possible null pointer dereference
>>> Looking at the Git history it looks like though that for example the
>>> last commit was submitted and discussed on this mailing list, sane-devel
>>> [2].
>>>           commit 883d19145255ca098b89a9c2a5939c69034c98d8
>>>           Author: Rolf Bensch <roben-guest at alioth.debian.org>
>>>           Date:   Wed Feb 6 22:16:58 2013 +0100
>>>               fixed button support for Canon Pixma MG6200
>>> So to know what to do and what the current process is to get patches in,
>>> should I bring the issues up to this list or should I just wait and
>>> leave them in the Alioth tracker?
>>> [1] https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=314016&group_id=30186&atid=410366
>>> [2] http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/sane-devel/2013-February/thread.html
>>       opening a bug and sending a mail, or sending only a mail are OK for
>> me. Opening a bug, may not be enough, specially if it is not affected to
>> anyone, or if it is too broad. The #313848 is a good example, it spans
>> other several backends, is not affected to anybody and has this
>> unattractive comment 'there may be some false positives'.
>>       Since I have more things to do than time to do it, I'd rather not
>> dig into a big report to see if I have something to fix. And when I (too
>> rarely) look at the issue tracker, I prefer to look into reports that
>> have clear description.
> looking at the Git commit log, it looks like you are the main developer.
> Even project leader?
> So if you feel like that about the bug tracker, could documentation
> please be updated, so people do not spend time by registering at Alioth
> and use the cumbersome process to enter a ticket and can just contact
> the mailing list?
> Thanks,
> Paul

     it's just the way that fits me. I admit I don't often look at the 
bug tracker, so I like getting a mail to draw my attention. But it's 
just me.


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