Thank you for closing my bugzilla account...

Vijay Kiran Kamuju infyquest at
Thu Oct 27 04:26:07 CDT 2005

Yesterday there was a session indeed but there was misunderstanding
regarding the bug status,  ie, RESOLVED LATER, RESOLVED CLOSED,
It would be better if we could put some details regarding the bug
status on the bugzilla or FAQ pages, as there are some differences in
the explanation of these.
I am used to a different bug management app (ClearDDTS) where there
are only 4-5 states a bug can
Sorry, i caused any misunderstanding.

Vijay (infyquest)

On 10/27/05, Jonathan Ernst <Jonathan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Yesterday, after having manually closed some old fixed bugs, I discussed
> with infyquest and tlambregts on irc and tlambregts told us that instead
> of manually closing the bugs, bugzilla had a "change several bugs at
> once function"
> It was then discussed that bugs that are FIXED and where resolution is
> not LATER or DUPLICATE or REMIND should be marked CLOSED as the fixes
> have been integrated in an official release (namely 0.9).
> FYI the CLOSED status means:
>         The bug is considered dead, the resolution is correct. Any
>         zombie bugs who choose to walk the earth again must do so by
>         becoming REOPENED.
> Unfortunately bugzilla doesn't allow to close bugs directly from their
> fixed state so you have to verify them before and thus it will send two
> mails for each bug closed. I don't think it was possible to turn off
> change notification at that time (tlambregts even told me that the two
> spam bugs were normal because of the way bugzilla works) but I cannot
> verify it as my account has been gently disabled...
> However it seems that ivanleo didn't like my CLOSING session because
> some of the bugs were not "fixed". Can someone tell me how a bug can be
> not fixed and marked as resolved-fixed (see my query) ?
> The discussion on IRC took place at a time when there were many of you
> (vitamin, Thunderbird, kbln, infyquest, _Marcus_, tlambregts, cmorgan
> and so on) and nobody seemed to think it would be a bad idea to close
> bugs that were fixed before the latest release came out.
> Thanks for clarifying the situation.
> --
> Jonathan Ernst <Jonathan at>
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