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From "Yoav Shapira" <>
Subject Re: Advice sought on closing bugs
Date Tue, 12 Sep 2006 17:39:55 GMT

On 9/12/06, Sriram Narayanan <> wrote:
> I've decided to help out with resolving bugs on Tomcat.

Great, thanks,

> How do I deal with bug reports that deal with very old versions of
> Tomcat ? And which were filed years ago ? See

There's no strict standard, it's more of a case-by-case thing.

> Which if the following is most appropriate in the case of Tomcat 3 ?
> 1. Close the bug, asking that the user try with a more stable version
> of Tomcat in that version (e.g., 3.3.2, 4.1.34, 5.5.17)
> 2. In case the bug report has been filed against the most stable
> revision of a Tomcat version, ask the user if the problem still
> exists, to send us more input, and mark the bug as NEEDINFO ?

I would prefer #2, to give the user(s) a chance to help us out or at
least tell us they're no longer using that Tomcat version, or


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