Discussion of bug versions

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 16:48:29 CDT 2008

On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 4:43 PM, Vitaliy Margolen
<wine-devel at kievinfo.com> wrote:
> 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.

The version field should be 'the earliest known version in which the
bug exists.'  If they're keeping up with git, the fact that the bug is
still open and not resolved means the bug still exists in git.  The
use of the version field is not necessary for this functionality.

James Hawkins

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