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Re: How does the Emacs bug tracker work?

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: How does the Emacs bug tracker work?
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 13:08:35 +0200

On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 03:03, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:

> Actually, it can.  The problem is that when you do a specific search
> for the-bug-you-are-about-to-report, most trackers will apply the "not
> closed" filter.  In that case there will be a strong tendency to
> increase the number of dupes.

A strong tendency, with little impact IMHO because it seems that most
people does a very cursory "specific search for
the-bug-you-are-about-to-report". At least that's my feeling...

> Alternatively to all of the above, Roundup has a contributed script
> that regularly (by default, each week) sends a bug summary to the
> developers list.  I don't know how many Emacs developers would use
> such a thing (it's a matter of taste, of course), but I know that
> several people on the python-dev list use theirs -- it's visible in
> their posts about "isn't it time to do something about this bug?" etc.

I would really like something that brought to attention stagnated bug reports.


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