[Bugzilla] Add note to not paste logs and back traces.

James Trotter james.trotter at gmail.com
Sun Mar 12 04:11:30 CST 2006

On 3/12/06, Jesse Allen <the3dfxdude at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/11/06, Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel at kievinfo.com> wrote:
> > What? You mean having all the pastes in this bug:
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4131
> > adds to it's readability? This is just one bug that I could think of.
> > Also note that the biggest paste by author has nothing to do with the
> bug
> > itself.
> >
> > Vitaliy
> >
> >
> >
> Yeah, that's bad, but so is this AppDB page:
> http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?versionId=1177
> People seem to think that the AppDB comment sections are a good place
> to post logs.  It made the page really long.  So I put this as the
> first thing in the howto:
> "Reporting Problems
> If you encounter a problem, send your report to Wine-Users Mailing
> List or WineHQ Bugzilla. These places are much faster for getting
> help, and bugzilla is better for posting logs."
> And it mostly seemed to work.  And there are alot more new bug links
> now.  But then they added the "testing" section and people use that
> too to report their problems and for pasting logs.  I wish they would
> be brief in those and link to bug #'s instead.
> And true it is the same that the logs aren't good in the bugzilla
> comments either.  They should upload them seperate.  I guess there are
> a lot of new people that haven't dealt with this system.  The new note
> should help.
> One of these days I'd really like to clean up the old comments on the
> AppDB page, but I don't want to scare anyone with mass deletions.  It
> takes a long time to load on dialup.
I'm curious what the policy about cleaning up comments on the appdb is. If a
user posts about a comment about some problem with the application, and the
problem later is fixed, should the comment be removed? What about bug links?
Should they be removed once the bug is fixed or closed?

The maintainer's guidelines page says: "If a comment is useless or is not
true anymore, you can safely delete it." Though, if you look at AppDB
entries like the one above, this doesn't seem to happen. Perhaps the
maintainer's guidelines could be a bit more specific? Also, the guidelines
don't even mention bug links.

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