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[opensuse-project] Re: bugzilla resolution "OBSOLETE"
  • From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 19:07:16 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <jp0tt3$g1d$1@dough.gmane.org>
On Wed, 16 May 2012 14:10:21 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

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.

Right, but putting the specific word aside, the idea is what I'm aiming
at getting some consensus around. That there should be some way of
identifying that a bug is not relevant any more because it's either been
addressed or the system has changed as to make it not necessary to
address.

We can quibble over words all day and not get anywhere. So the concept
is the important thing to get some consensus around.

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.

Again, let's not focus so much on the word (that'll slow down momentum
and we can debate the word once we've decided we're going down a
productive and useful path). :)

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.
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=753203

That's really a separate issue and a much larger one to tackle. While it
might be necessary/desirable to look at splitting the SUSE BU's bugs off
from the others in the Novell bugzilla, if we start redesigning the
entire system we'll end up not making any progress.

I think we do have some more immediate and pressing issues to work out
before we take on something as major as splitting the SUSE/openSUSE bugs
out of the bug tracker they're currently in. We need to maintain focus
on not letting the scope get out of control (scope creep will keep us
from doing anything and nothing will change).

Jim


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