[Reportbug-maint] Bug#774764: reportbug: Add a way to send kudos to a developer directly

Antonio Ospite ao2 at ao2.it
Wed Jan 7 12:24:19 UTC 2015

On Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:56:00 +0000
Sandro Tosi <morph at debian.org> wrote:

> control: tags -1 + moreinfo
> Hello,
> On Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:42 AM, Antonio Ospite <ao2 at ao2.it> wrote:
> > the --kudos option seems to require a package name, but sometimes we
> > want to send kudos to developers for their general work not only for one
> > package.
> >
> > Maybe a way to send kudos to an @debian.org address can be added?
> Many activities are performed by non-DDs (ie without a debian.org mail
> address) so that's not a viable solution. --kudos is there just to
> easy the user from look up the package maintainer mail address, if you
> already know the mail address of the person to contact, you can just
> open your mail client and send a mail from there?

JFTR I maintain a couple of official packages myself without being a DD
or a DM, I was mentioning @debian.org addresses as an example of a rough
filter for outgoing messages, maybe a better filter could use the
"contributor" concept.

BTW I thought about this feature just because "reportbug --kudos" failed
to send the message directly to the maintainer (namely Gregor Herrmann,
who sponsors my packages) and I "had to" thank him manually, which is
also OK of course :).

Feel free to mark this wontfix if you think it is not useful or worth
the effort, I wanted at least to hear what others may think of it.


Antonio Ospite

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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