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Re: How to reply to bug reports

From: Don Armstrong
Subject: Re: How to reply to bug reports
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:27:59 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Fri, 08 Aug 2008, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> > Can someone please tell me how to reply correctly to a bug report.
> > If I do not cc bug-gnu-emacs, my reply won't appear there and chances to
> > get feedback from other developers are low as I noticed a couple of
> > times.  If I do cc bug-gnu-emacs I apparently file a new bug report as
> > already happened twice this week.
> AFAIK, the only place you should need reply is to
> address@hidden and that should go to all the right
> places (i.e. to bug-gnu-emacs, to the OP, and hopefully to most other
> people who participated in this bug report). 

It doesn't currently go to the submitter; the logic behind this is
that the submitter doesn't always care about the machinations going
about to fix the bug.

However, the ability for a submitter to easily decide that they want
to get information about a bug is something that I'm going to add;
it's pretty high on my todo list. [It's part of the per-bug
subscription setup that Debian already has, but hasn't been deployed
for emacs bugs.]

Don Armstrong

G: If we do happen to step on a mine, Sir, what do we do?
EB: Normal procedure, Lieutenant, is to jump 200 feet in the air and
scatter oneself over a wide area.
 -- Somewhere in No Man's Land, BA4

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