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Re: TODO item: obsolete bug-reporting commands

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: TODO item: obsolete bug-reporting commands
Date: Fri, 29 Feb 2008 00:04:37 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> The TODO file says: "Check for any included packages that define
>> obsolete bug-reporting commands.  Change them to use report-emacs-bug."

> I think I added that. All I had in mind was, some packages (eg
> supercite.el) still directed bug reports to somewhere else, even
> though they had not been developed outside of Emacs for a long time.

> It's good to find those and update them to send bug reports to the
> normal Emacs address.

Yes, that's desirable.

> Or perhaps this policy will change if and when a bug database comes
> into use. So the short answer is that it's probably best to wait and
> see what happens with the current debbugs experiment before doing much
> about this.

Indeed, we may want to revisit this in the future, but in any case, it's
useful to redirect report to the normal Emacs address if the claimed
maintainer is not the maintainer any more: for those problems, we don't
have any reason to wait.


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