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Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [Was: bug#25148:]

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [Was: bug#25148:]
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:31:13 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden> writes:

> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> How about if we add a bug-reporting-function, to be set by any mode
>> that wants to override the default one (which sends email to debbugs)?
>> Then report-emacs-bug could be modified to detect the modes active in
>> the buffer, and suggest the possible alternatives to the user.  I
>> think adding to our coding conventions a single variable that in most
>> cases doesn't even have to be set will be easier to propagate to the
>> few modes which want their own bug-tracking.  And users will benefit
>> from not having to search high and low for the relevant command.
> Sounds good, yes.  But as you describe it, it doesn't cover those cases
> where people invoke the command from an unrelated buffer (*scratch* or
> so), e.g. because they needed to restart Emacs.  Adding some
> explanations to the initial text in the bug report buffer of the default
> reporting command would thus be good I think.

Yeah, people aren't necessarily in a relevant buffer when doing bug
reporting for a particular mode.  But I guess it wouldn't hurt allowing
modes to set the bugs package name automatically.

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