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Re: [opensuse-project] bugzilla resolution "OBSOLETE"
On 2012/05/16 17:38 (GMT) Jim Henderson composed:

On Wed, 16 May 2012 12:41:04 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

I like this idea in concept.

I don't...


Instead of OBSOLETE, do like -> EXPIRED or INCOMPLETE,
neither of which judge what has been done, and leave for consideration
possible propriety to reopen with updated information.

Don't forget too that one justification for INVALID can be obsolescence.

Looking briefly through re the Bugzilla software
product, the word obsolete seems to have a special meaning reserved for
use with attachments.

If it were up to me, "OBSOLETE" would not be added.

It actually sounds to me as if you are in favor of the idea conceptually,
but the specifics of the name are open. The idea being that we want to
identify bugs that are possibly no longer relevant in current releases.

Would that be a fair statement?

I'm not entirely convinced INVALID isn't adequate for purging bugs against unsupported releases.

That's what I mean when I say I like the idea "in concept" - and I think
we're essentially aligned, but we can debate the specific word in use
once we've got agreement that there's a need for a status that
conceptually identifies that possible lack of relevance to a current

Were I convinced, I don't believe OBSOLETE would be the best choice of addition. Mozilla's installation went many years before it was found appropriate to add EXPIRED and INCOMPLETE. Maybe that it eventually did should have convinced me.

I'm bothered more by SUSE having been disgorged from Novell that it doesn't have a separate bug tracker to keep SLEx & openSUSE users from more easily getting overwhelmed trying to use it. cf.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

Felix Miata ***
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