bugs audit volunteers required
Vijay Kiran Kamuju
infyquest at gmail.com
Mon Dec 31 18:27:41 CST 2007
On Dec 31, 2007 6:10 PM, Maarten Lankhorst <maarten at codeweavers.com> wrote:
> Vijay Kiran Kamuju schreef:
> > just like last year we did an audit of all the bugs in bugzilla.
> > I think this year also we should do the same, the bugs are growing
> > large and older bugs are being neglected.
> > just wanted to say that we need to check all the old open bugs, and
> > test them/ask the user for status.
> > Close the bug as Abandoned if there is no response. also test the
> > application yourself on latest git.
> > this is the work to be done. and we need volunteers for this work.
> > need volunteers to clear up the mess(old abandoned bugs) in bugzilla
> The situation with bugzilla is quite bad. The rate at which bugs are
> opened is a LOT higher then the rate of bugs that can be fixed. This
> adds a lot of bugs that won't ever be fixed.
> The situation also isn't helped by the fact that a lot of the newly
> generated bug reports are not of good enough quality. Example: "My
> obscure app doesn't do xxx", without for example mentioning what the app
> is, or a link to a demo, or insufficient information to really reproduce
> the bug.
I can see the quality of bugs is deteriorating at a fast rate. since
it crossed 10K mark.
I think we should some things compulsory in the bug reports they are submitting.
And we should add a new textbox to bugzilla when creating a new bug.
It should be steps to replicate/reproduce the bug.
It should be like step1, step 2, ....
> The situation isn't improved by the fact that bugs are reopened by those
> persons after minimal additions. Perhaps we should have a bug
> moderation? Only allow bugs that follow the criterion, then have a way
> for bugzilla admins to accept bug reports and then a new bug report
> entry is created in bugzilla.
Bugzilla moderation is an very daunting task. and on top of it
verifying the bugs will add to it.
Forwarding abandoned patches in bugzila, asking for reasons, put them
And it needs at least 1-2 persons to work on them full time ;)
As its an open source project we cant impose have a full time moderators
May be we need to think of an alternate solution.
Adding new fields to the bugzilla, that I suggested an be another alternative ;)
lets think of more alterntives
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