Bug triage, or spam?

Tom Spear speeddymon at gmail.com
Thu May 31 15:44:12 CDT 2007

On 5/31/07, James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Obviously someone that commits patches to the upstream bugzilla tree
> > agrees with me, because otherwise, there either wouldnt be a resolved
> > option, OR there would be a close option on the bugs that are in any
> > state of open, which is something I have suggested before, to cut down
> > on list traffic.
> >
> We are our own project, and we use bugzilla differently, just like
> every other project out there has their own practices.


> > I honestly dont see why it is such an inconvenience to you for me to
> > close the bugs that are marked resolved.  You read thru every one of
> > my emails because you dont trust my decisions, understandable, but if
> > you are so worried about my marking a bug wrongly, then maybe you
> > should stop developing, and strictly focus on helping clean up
> > bugzilla,
> huh?  That doesn't make any sense.  You're saying I should take even
> more time away from development to check your changes.

No, I'm saying that if someone higher up in the heirarchy were to do
this as well, then I wouldnt have as many bugs to mess with, and
therefore I wouldnt be able to make as many bad changes.

> I'm not the only one that reads each change, and even if I were, and
> someone else took over, it's still wasted time on their part.

I know you arent the only one who reads each change.  What I'm saying
is that someone who has more free time (someone who's time it wouldnt
be wasting, because they can't do anything atm) should join the fun.

> You continue to miss the point from the very beginning: you're trying
> to fix a problem that doesn't exist.  There's nothing wrong with old
> bugs being left as resolved and marking new bugs closed on a case by
> case basis.

It's a problem to me, it may not be a problem to you, but that doesn't
make it an invalid point.  Marcus and Dan have both said to keep
going, I'm sure others here (I'm not trying to speak for anyone, so
someone else feel free to correct me if I am wrong) dont have any
problem with my doing that either.

And you miss the point as well, most new bugs that are marked resolved
dont end up being closed on a case-by-case basis, which is why I am
going back and doing that!

Case in point: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7885 has been
resolved for over a month, why was it not closed?
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8373 has been resolved for 2
weeks, same question applies.



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