jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu May 7 21:41:58 CDT 2009
> jeffz wrote:
>> Fallenblood wrote:
>>> How does one get a 'canconfirm' permission on Bugzilla? I could certainly use one, I've been waiting for some bugs (like 16955 (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=16955)) forever.
>> If you reported the bug then being able to confirm it defeats the purpose... if someone else wants to try to reproduce your problem and are successful they can post a comment saying "confirmed for me too" or vote and that will change the status.
> Whether a bug is confirmed or not has nothing to do with whether it gets fixed anyway. I've had unconfirmed bugs fixed, and confirmed ones still sitting there. And four months is not "forever." There are far older bugs in bugzilla.
> What I do notice in the bug you mentioned is a request for a regression test. If you really want to help move things along, run it. If the bug isn't important enough to the original reporter to make the time to run a regression test, why should it be important to anyone else?
Sometimes people do not want to place their systems 'at risk' and
sometimes they just don't have the time. Maybe you could assist by
running the test for them (given a publically available program)? I
would, but I don't run Linux, so my results may not be correct for the
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