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Old 05-31-2010, 10:03 AM
Stefan Bader
 
Default Tagging upstream stable tracking bugs and mass requesting feedback

This is one of the ideas that sort of were discussed in smaller groups at UDS
and I think we should bring into a bigger group and hopefully end up in
implementing.

The challenge we face with upstream stable releases is that these often consist
of a quite big amount of patches. And this makes it nearly impossible to always
make connections to existing bugs. Sometimes we don't even know that a
particular patch would fix a bug (if its not finished triaging or even sometimes
its less that obvious from descriptions in the patch what effect the bug fixed
in that patch has).

So basically the idea was to tag the tracking bugs for the upstream stable
releases with the series (e.g. lucid) and something like 'upstream-stable' and
then, when we put a kernel into proposed which contains at least one of those,
let the arsenal scripts update all bugs which are tagged with the same series to
carefully ask to look at the proposed kernel.

The message for the update needs to be carefully phrased to make it clear that
this does not necessarily means that particular bug is fixed but that it just
would be worth checking as there are quite a lot of fixes in general.

Another plus on this would be that it could help to get more attention on that
proposed kernel and thus a better regression testing coverage.

How does this sound?

-Stefan

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