Discussion of bug versions

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at kievinfo.com
Sun Sep 28 16:43:41 CDT 2008

Jeremy White wrote:
> We discussed bugzilla versions at Wineconf, re:
> http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12728
> There were several points of consensus.  First, it would be helpful
> if we could reduce the number of versions visible in the drop down
> box when entering a new bug.  That would seem to require
> a bugzilla code change, though.  Anyone know of an easy way to
> accomplish this?
AFAIK it's already done in automated fashion in AppDB. Can take code from there.

> Second, we'd like new bug reporters to not be able to use
> the 'CVS/GIT' version choice, but to instead be encouraged to
> report the current version.  (wine --version reports something
> that is easy to match up to the choices).
I'm strongly against this. There are number of bug reporters who use git and
update it every day. What should they use for their bug reports? IMHO their
reports are much more valuable and allows developers to catch bugs early on
before they get into the release.

Otherwise it will take at least 2 releases to correct each introduced
regression. For some regressions it takes just 2 versions for users to
notice it and identify the patch in question.


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