Commit f4ca11f8 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris

X-Debbugs-CC clarifications

parent 4465bfb4
......@@ -8,7 +8,8 @@ This is 95% of all you will ever need to know.
** How do I report a bug?
Use M-x report-emacs-bug, or send mail to bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org.
If you want to Cc someone, use an "X-Debbugs-CC" header instead.
If you want to Cc someone, use an "X-Debbugs-CC" header (or
pseudo-header, see below) instead.
** How do I comment on a bug?
Reply to a mail on the bug-gnu-emacs list in the normal way.
......@@ -52,8 +53,8 @@ i) Your report will be assigned a number and generate an automatic reply.
ii) Optionally, you can set some database parameters when you first
report a bug (see "Setting bug parameters" below).
iii) If you want to CC: someone, use X-Debbugs-CC: (this is important;
see below).
iii) If you want to CC: someone, use X-Debbugs-CC: (note this only
applies to _new_ reports, not followups).
Once your report is filed and assigned a number, it is sent out to the
bug mailing list. In some cases, it may be appropriate to just file a
......@@ -92,15 +93,18 @@ but create duplicates and errors. (It is possible, but unlikely, that
you might want to have a dialog with the owner address, outside of
normal bug reporting.)
** When reporting a bug, to send a Cc to another address
** When reporting a new bug, to send a Cc to another address
(e.g. bug-cc-mode@gnu.org), do NOT just use a Cc: header.
Instead, use "X-Debbugs-CC:". This ensures the Cc address will get a
mail with the bug report number in. If you do not do this, each reply
in the subsequent discussion will end up creating a new bug.
This is annoying.
in the subsequent discussion might end up creating a new bug.
This is annoying. (So annoying that a form of message-id tracking has
been implemented to hopefully stop this happening, but it is still
better to use X-Debbugs-CC.)
(So annoying that a form of message-id tracking has been implemented
to hopefully stop this happening, but it is still better to use X-Debbugs-CC.)
Like any X-Debbugs- header, this one can also be specified in the
pseudo-header (see below), if your mail client does not let you add
"X-" headers.
If a new report contains X-Debbugs-CC in the input, this is
converted to a real Cc header in the output. (See Bug#1780,5384)
......@@ -218,8 +222,8 @@ Package: emacs
Version: 23.0.60
Severity: minor
This can also include tags. Some things (e.g. submitter) don't seem to
work here.
This can also include tags, or any X-Debbugs- setting.
Some things (e.g. submitter) don't seem to work here.
Otherwise, send mail to the control server, control@debbugs.gnu.org.
At the start of the message body, supply the desired commands, one per
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