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From Antonio Gallardo <agalla...@agssa.net>
Subject Re: REQ Fixing really old bugs
Date Sat, 15 Oct 2005 16:48:12 GMT
Ralph Goers wrote:

>
>
> Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>
>> Le 10 oct. 05, à 16:07, hepabolu a écrit :
>>
>>> ...while looking at Bugzilla I noticed some open bugs entered as far 
>>> back as 2002. Could someone have a look and do _something_ about it? 
>>> It's not a good sign that bugs are open thatlong...
>>
>>
>>
>> I don't think we'll ever get there, my last count says we have 303 
>> open bugzilla issues, and my perception is that we have little 
>> collective energy to analyze and prioritize them, we've been chasing 
>> this for months now without significant results.
>>
>> How about doing a "bug amnesty" as follows?
>>
>> 1) Set ALL Cocoon2 open issues to WONTFIX state, with a comment like 
>> BUG_AMNESTY_2005_10 and a link to a wiki page explaning what's 
>> happening.
>>
>> This will send a mail to bug reporters, people in CC etc. to give 
>> them a chance to react.
>>
>> 2) In the explanation, ask people who receive these mails to reopen 
>> the issue if they think it is still current, if their patch still 
>> does make sense, etc.
>> Explain that the goal is to have an up-to-date list of relevant issues.
>>
>> This would allow collaborative cleanup of the list of issues by the 
>> people who are interested in them. We might miss a few issues if 
>> people don't reply, but they'd be marked with BUG_AMNESTY_2005_10 in 
>> the comments if we need them back, so easy to find.
>>
>> Without such a scheme, I'm afraid we'll drag this list forever 
>> without being able to separate the wheat from the chaff.
>>
>> WDYT?
>>
>> -Bertrand
>
>
> I wouldn't do this with all bugs, but if a bug has been opened for 6 
> months or perhaps a year or more and has had no activity then I think 
> changing its status to EXPIRED would be appropriate.  It can always be 
> reopened and fixed.

No, because it becomes invisible. Hidding reported bugs is a bad idea.

Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.


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