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Loosen guidelines/language for the issue tracker

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-01-31 20:22:48 CET

On Sun, 29 Jan 2006, David James wrote:
> > Perhaps the language on
> > http://subversion.tigris.org/project_issues.html "Issue tracker guidelines" should be
> > relaxed a bit?
> >
> > After beeing chastised a bit ealier, I was reluctant on approaching
> > the dev list directly.
> A safe rule is: If you are trying to help Subversion development, send
> your mail to dev@. For this reason, bug reports are always welcome on
> the dev@ list, especially if the bug report contains all the
> information we need to reproduce the bug on our own systems.
> We should probably update project_issues.html and bugs.html to note
> that detailed bug reports are welcome on the dev@ list. I am often
> disappointed to miss important bug reports because they were only sent
> to the users@ list, which I do not read as often.

Max and I were discussing the other side of this coin the other day on
IRC. He was saying that there were previously a lot more bug reports
(around 1.0 the timeframe?), which initially spurred instigation of
the tight issue tracker guidelines. If bug reports have slowed up a
bit, perhaps the language on the tracker page should be changed to be
more allowing of obvious reports going straight into the tracker?

In any case, I'm +1 on David's suggestion.

Daniel Rall

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