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From "Craig R. McClanahan" <craig...@apache.org>
Subject Re: bugzilla issue status change..
Date Fri, 14 Dec 2001 17:31:17 GMT


On Fri, 14 Dec 2001 costinm@covalent.net wrote:

> Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:19:22 -0800 (PST)
> From: costinm@covalent.net
> Reply-To: Tomcat Developers List <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> To: Tomcat Developers List <tomcat-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
> Subject: Re: bugzilla issue status change..
>
> On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Martin van den Bemt wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm always a bit cautious if not hesitant to change messages in bugzilla,
> > since I'm not one of the developers. Some issues however I can easily give
> > an answer to. Should I indeed change the status of those kind of messages,
> > or just add my comments and leave it open, for someone with the bigger
> > picture / more knowledge about the issue?
>
> Add comments, close it if it's trivial, close it if you're sure about the
> answer ( i.e. a bug that was already fixed, duplicates, etc ).
>

+1

> Leave it open if it's a bug or requires changes in the
> code/documentation/etc.
>
> That's IMHO - I think this would be a great contribution from anyone.
> 'Refining' the bug reports with test cases or extra details would also
> help a lot, and increase the chances of a bug to be fixed sooner.
>

I agree.  And don't be overly concerned with making a mistake and closing
a report prematurely, since a developer could always reopen it.

Thanks for your offer to help!

>
> Costin
>

Craig


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