The following was recently blogged by the launchpad devs. Would you be
interested in trying out the launchpad bugzilla plugin with the bugzilla
instance at xine-project.org?
I reckon it would make forwarding ubuntu bugs easier.
> A few weeks ago, Matt announced the new Launchpad plugins for Bugzilla and Trac
> The plugins allow bidirectional communication between Launchpad and the remote
> bug trackers that have them installed. Initially, this will mean that:
> • Launchpad will be able to import comments from upstream bugs which are
> being watched in Launchpad. If you register a bug watch against an upstream
> bug you ll be able to read the conversation about that bug on Launchpad,
> including the comments that are made on the upstream bug tracker.
> • Launchpad will be able to push comments to upstream bugs which are linked
> to a Launchpad bug, so if you add a comment on Launchpad in reply to a
> comment which was imported from an upstream bug tracker, the comment will
> automatically be added to the conversation on the upstream bug tracker,
> too. This means that users of both Launchpad and the upstream tracker can
> view the whole conversation about the bug without leaving their preferred
> Once we re happy that the plugins are working correctly we can use them to add
> some even cooler functionality to Launchpad:
> • Launchpad will be able to forward bugs to upstream bug trackers that have
> the plugin installed. Users of those bug trackers won t have to check
> Launchpad for bugs registered against their project; they ll be forwarded
> straight to the upstream tracker.
> • If a bug watch is created against an upstream bug, Launchpad will tell the
> upstream bug tracker which Launchpad bug is watching it. This means that
> not only is there a link in Launchpad to the upstream bug, but there s also
> a link in the upstream bug tracker to the Launchpad bug.
> Obviously, we need to test these plugins - and that s where we need your help.
> If you know of any Trac or Bugzilla instances whose administrators might be
> interested in installing the requisite Launchpad plugin - or indeed if you run
> such a bug tracker yourself - you can find details on how to install the
> plugins and what you need to do to get Launchpad to work with your bugtracker
> on the Launchpad Help wiki:
> • For Bugzilla, see http://help.launchpad.net/Bugs/BugzillaPlugin
> • For Trac, see http://help.launchpad.net/Bugs/TracPlugin
> The Bugzilla plugin is licensed under the Mozilla Public License and the Trac
> plugin is licensed under GPLv2.
> If you ve got any questions, don t hesitate to contact us by email at
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