[Rd] Bug filed on unzip() function

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Dec 24 03:24:02 CET 2010

On Dec 23, 2010, at 7:44 AM, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> This message contains a good question:
> Is there any reason why the bug reports are no longer mailed to R-devel?

The way Bugzilla works is that all parties involved in a bug get e-mails - but then they get all of them including all updates of the status, replies etc. One way to get involved is to be the assignee for a bug and most bugs have R-core as the assignee so that's where it goes. Although we could add R-devel on the CC list it would mean that *every* change to a bug will result in a message and I suspect R-devel subscribers would not be quite happy about that.

I don't know of any provision that would make it possible to broadcast the initial report only. Moreover, doing so on R-devel would be somewhat problematic, because people might reply to all and thus some correspondence would still land on R-devel whereas replies via website would not - and that could lead to a serious confusion.

> I'd appreciate to get a notice what is going on in the bug repository without having to look on those web pages.

I could add you to the CC list of any (or all) components - that's one way (it could be interesting to see how it works traffic-wise). Another would be to have a dedicated list for the bug traffic (R-bugs is not a list). Or, as I said, we could put R-devel on the CC list for all components. I wouldn't mind doing so, but I'm not sure what the R-devel readership would say... Comments are welcome.


> On 21.12.2010 18:50, Ken Williams wrote:
>> Hi,
>> A few days ago I filed a bug report on the unzip() function:
>>   https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=14462
>> I haven't gotten any comments yet, so I thought I'd ask for comments
>> here.  I also see on the description of R-devel that the list "also
>> receives all (filtered, i.e. non-spam!) bug reports from R-bugs", but
>> I don't see it here.
>> Eventually I would like to help unzip() gain large-file support, such
>> as is offered by http://info-zip.org/UnZip.html version 6.0.  A
>> corresponding zip() function would be nice too.
>> Thanks.
>>  -Ken
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