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Re: [opensuse-project] Re: bugzilla resolution "OBSOLETE"
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 21:29:57 +0200
  • Message-id: <jp0v7m$ec8$>
Jim Henderson wrote:

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
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

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.

A valid/actual bug that has been addressed (with or without update) is

A bug reported in a system that has since been superceded or in which
the bug is unlikely to be fixed (resources, age, whatever) is NEEDINFO
with a suggestion that the user a) upgrade or b) wait to see if an
upgrade will fix it. Possibly we could use UNSUPPORTED, but that is a
dangerous word too.
I absolutely abhor being told "just upgrade" when realities make it
impossible, but I appreciate the realities on the other side of the
fence too.

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.

"You are not authorized to access bug #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 honestly do not see a reason for having two separate copies of the
same infrastructure.

Per Jessen, Zürich (5.2°C)

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