I think I'll have a bit of spare time tomorrow, if you'd like me to
start forwarding the relevant debian reports. Would it be worth
tagging them with something like "debbugs-needing-review" so we can
keep track of which ones have been looked over?
On 15 January 2011 13:39, ~suv <suv-sf@...> wrote:
> On 14/1/11 18:54, Alex Valavanis wrote:
>> The Inkscape package in Debian is used by several other major linux
>> distributions (e.g. Ubuntu) and hence it represents bugs which
>> potentially affect a very large number of Inkscape users in linux.
>> Its bug tracker is available at:
>> Unfortunately, the Debian tracker is quite out of date, and many of
>> the reports have not been forwarded to the Inkscape tracker on
>> Launchpad. I think it's quite important for Inkscape QA, that the
>> Debian tracker gets back in sync with the upstream project. I have
>> been (slowly) working through the reports, but there's a pretty large
>> backlog and some of the bugs were probably fixed years ago.
>> Would any of the upstream triagers be interested in helping out with
>> this task? If so, a possible option would be for me to forward all
>> the Debian bugs which relate to the upstream part of the Inkscape
>> package. We could then triage the bugs in Launchpad, and I will
>> update the Debian reports accordingly.
> As far as general Inkscape bugs are concerned, I'll try to help as best
> I can. Linux- or distribution-specific issues (like handling
> dependencies or installed mime-types) I can't test myself and often I
> don't know how far it also concerns upstream Inkscape or should be
> handled by the distribution-specific packaging process.
>> If anyone has any alternative/better suggestions for how to do this,
>> then please let me know.
> I could go through the list (next week), and sort out those for which I
> already know (or easily can find) an existing report. The rest would
> probably be best handled by forwarding to launchpad for further triage.
> OTOH maybe it would make more sense to just forward all reports
> concerning upstream Inkscape to launchpad, and triage them there. 
>  I have to admit that my initial reaction to any kind of announced
> 'mass-reporting' of bugs tends to be defensive - "oh no, please search
> for duplicates first" - until rational thinking takes over ;)