Boyd Lynn Gerber gerberb at
Fri May 30 09:29:51 PDT 2008

On Fri, 30 May 2008, James Westby wrote:
> In order to to make sure everyone has a chance to review everything,
> and to attempt to kick-start collaboration on the upstream list
> could I make the following suggestion?
>   All distros check whether they have patches to the upstream source,
>   if you do then please contact the maintainers and ask them to
>   forward all of the patches created for your distro to the mailing list
>   so that they can be reviewed and possibly included.
> Luke, can you start by doing this for the Ubuntu-originated patches if
> you haven't already?
> Luke, you also said that it might be nice to have an upstream bug
> tracking system and a public version control system. They should
> probably be discussed on the upstream mailing list as well.

I like the idea of a top level all linux bug system, but I have doubts
about the feasibility of doing it.  Every disto has there system and their
lists are very high traffic.  That would make this list even higher
traffice.  I have doubts also about 2 way communication.  There already is
problems between distro's and upstream.  Not all bugs that are upstream
bugs are making it into their bug tracking systems.  I think that
technically it could be done but can/will it be done?  I do find this list
a great start at getting the disto's to communicate.  I just do not know
if we are ready to tackle such a big project as a top level All
applications bug tracking system.  I think it is a great idea and would
love to see it happen, but we all have time constraints that this would
need a real champion, but I fear this champion could not afford to do it.
In the real world getting paid and providing for family, needs and wants
will probably prevent such a champion, from coming forward.

Just my $1.00 worth, instead of .02 cents.

Boyd Gerber <gerberb at>
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