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Martin F. Krafft Open Source Press / No Starch Press ISBN 3-937514-07-4 / 1-593270-69-0
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Subscribing to single bugs now possible (page 553)

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Reported on: 2005-07-22

In chapter 10. Documentation and resources on page 553:

Section 10.6.9 states that single bug subscriptions are not yet possible and promises for this (frequently requested) feature to be available soon. Thanks to the work of Joachim Breitner, Don Armstrong, Pascal Hakim, Anthony Towns, and Colin Watson (hope I have not left anyone out), it is now possible to subscribe to single bug reports. Please see the developer announcement and the documentation for more information.

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On a new bug, only the package's maintainer is subscribed to the bug automatically (as before). If a maintainer (or anyone else) posts to the bug report without CC'ing the submitter, s/he will be left out of the loop.

It has often been requested that the submitter of a bug also gets subscribed to the bug automatically to prevent him or her from missing out on discussion following the bug report. The debbugs team is working on refactoring other parts of the bug tracking system, including the mechanics of special addresses like -maintonly and -quiet. In an effort to minimise the amount of successive changes to the public control interface of the bug tracking system, the implementation of an automatic subscription policy for bug submitters has been postponed to take place as part of the aforementioned refactoring.

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Joachim Breitner, Don Armstrong, Pascal Hakim, Anthony Towns, and Colin Watson
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