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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Do recent bugs filed against Libre 3.4 need to be refiled with apache tracker?
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2011 17:49:56 GMT
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org> wrote:
> Hello David;
>
> If you find a bug in OpenOffice.org file it directly
> on Apache's bugzilla. Duplicate bug reports are fine,
> they really are.
>
> So far I am the only one in the business of actually
> committing fixes to issues, so trust me and ignore
> completely what Rob suggested. I will act with extreme
> prejudice ignoring any bug report linked to libreoffice
> on the principle that such contributions or the resulting
> followups are not made under a compatible license. I won't
> even look at them.
>

Do you really think the facts expressed in a bug report are covered by
a license?  I'm not talking about patches, but the facts of "Do X, Y
and Z and Calc crashes?".   If you think that, then I think you are
mistaken.

-Rob

> best regards,
>
> Pedro.
>
> --- On Wed, 11/9/11, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> ...
>> On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:21 AM,
>> David C. Rankin
>> <drankinatty@suddenlinkmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Guys,
>> >
>> >  I apologize if this has been asked and answered, but
>> over the past year I
>> > have filed several bugs against Libre which would also
>> apply to OO 3.4. How
>> > do you want to handle these types of issues? Do you
>> review the Libre tracker
>> > at freedesktop.org or do duplicates bugs need to be
>> opened in the apache
>> > tracker?
>> >
>>
>> Hi David, thanks for the great question.  I don't
>> think I've seen this
>> question come up before.
>>
>> Currently there is no automatic exchange of bug reports
>> between the
>> two projects.  I don't think that would make sense in
>> general.  From
>> what I've seen there are many bugs in LO that do not exist
>> in OOo, and
>> presumably when we put out Apache releases we'll have bugs
>> that don't
>> exist in LO.  But certainly there will be defects that
>> exist in both
>> products.  And where we know that it will make sense
>> to share the
>> reports.
>>
>> Probably the easiest solution is, when you believe the
>> defect exists
>> in OOo as well, to enter a new defect in the AOOo Bugzilla,
>> with a
>> link to the LO defect. And then add a comment to the LO
>> defect
>> pointing to the AOOo defect report.  No need to
>> duplicate the content,
>> but it would be useful to cross-link the defect reports.
>> That way it
>> will be easier for LO to find and grab our patches when we
>> fix an
>> issue.
>>
>> >  I presume you won't want duplicates filed, but is
>> there some mechanism in
>> > place to make sure those bugs don't slip through the
>> cracks and plague OO
>> > 3.4 the way they have Libre 3.4? May also be worth a
>> note on the
>> > http://incubator.apache.org/projects/openofficeorg.html
>> page or the
>> > https://issues.apache.org/ooo/ page. Thanks.
>> >
>>
>> Let's see if there are any better ideas for how to track
>> these
>> cross-product defects, and then we can document the
>> consensus
>> recommendations, on the website (hopefully also at the LO
>> website as
>> well).
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>> > --
>> > David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
>> >
>>
>

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