Bugzilla administration policies

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 01:45:30 CDT 2005


I really appreciate the effort everyone has put into cleaning out the
old bugs in our bugzilla recently; however, I do have an issue with
the way we're closing some of the bug reports.  The ultimate outcome
of wine is to enable a user to run windows apps just as they would in
windows, so if a user has to run the app with a native dll or follow
special instructions to make it work, then there is a bug in wine that
needs to be fixed.  Quite a few bugs have been closed recently
referring the user to the instructions in the AppDB or to a list of
dll overrides that makes the app work.  Recommending a dll override
can be useful to the end user as a temporary workaround, but the bug
hasn't been fixed.  Cleaning out the bugzilla is well appreciated, but
we must keep up due diligence in order to keep wine's bugzilla as a
reliable status of wine's bugs.  I offer this as the beginning of a
discussion of bugzilla administration policies.  Any thoughts,
comments, and ideas are welcome.

James Hawkins

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