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Re: [opensuse-testing] Open-Bugs-Day stats

on Montag, 4. April 2011, Larry Finger wrote:
On 04/04/2011 02:09 PM, Christian Boltz wrote:
IMHO closing less bugs while testing at least those that include an
easy reproducer (like bug 408545) with 11.4 would make more sense.

Actually, closing Bug 408545 the way I did got exactly the response I
wanted, assuming that you actually redid the test, and did not just
reopen the bug just because it is one of your favorites. The

My "favorite" bug is quite old (and fixed), but unfortunately not
public. (Hint: If you ever meet Jana Jaeger, ask her about

Besides that, all my bug reports (and those on my watchlist) that are
not marked as FIXED are favorite bugs for me ;-)

bugzilla entry had not been touched since July 2008, and the only
comment was your original entry. That bug report was dead. It is
unlikely that anyone from openSUSE/Novell was going to handle it.

You are basically right, however closing the bugs as NORESPONSE looks
like a BOfH method to me.

Yes, I retested with the latest version and reopened the bug, _but_: I'm
quite sure lots of people will not do this.

(In other words: IMHO I'm _not_ like the average Mr. Bugreporter.)

Have you filed a bug report with Mozilla? For problems with Firefox
or Thunderbird, that is my preferred route. I don't always get
satisfaction, but at least someone follows up on it. With this
flurry of activity, perhaps the bnc-team-mozilla will look at this.

Good point. I'll forward it to the Mozilla bugtracker and hope it gets
more attention there.


Christian Boltz, hand-picked .signature ;-)
general rule: if Olaf reports a bug, it is a valid bug.
[Olaf Hering while reopening]
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