[maemo-community] email address as bugtracker link for non-small projects?

From: Dave Neary dneary at maemo.org
Date: Wed Aug 25 14:43:17 EEST 2010

Andre Klapper wrote:
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Packaging#Bugtracker_location states
> "It is possible to [...] use [...] an email address."
> No mentioning of size of project.

This just means that an email address will get past the general
packaging check.

> http://wiki.maemo.org/Extras-testing/QA_Checklist#Lack_of_bug_reporting_database states "An e-mail address for small projects (wallpapers, for example) can be used".

And this says that an email address should only be used for small projects.

> Now which one is correct? (Plus the same topic/info with slight
> differences spread on different pages is not cool.)

I don't see any inconsistency myself. In the case of mycontacts, the
question comes down to how many bug reports there are - if it's a
couple, then an email address doesn't seem unappropriate. If it's a
couple of dozen, then it probably is.

> Asking for clarification because of discussion on
> http://maemo.org/packages/package_instance/view/fremantle_extras-testing_non-free_armel/mycontacts/0.9.13-1/

Understood. Thumbs down isn't a nice way to signal that it'd be better
to use a bug tracker.

IMHO, the use of an email address for bug tracking should not be a
reason to -1 a project, but certainly maintainers should be encouraged
to set up a better bug tracker if they have "rich functionality".


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