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Re: Futile bug reports?

From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: Futile bug reports?
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 15:22:30 +0200
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"Eli Zaretskii" <eliz@is.elta.co.il> writes:

> The part I'm worried about is the burden on the maintainers to update
> the bug-tracker's info about the bug status.  The interface doesn't
> matter: it's mostly manual labor, one way or the other.

Maybe if it was easy for the maintainer to change the status to closed
right with the answer message, that burden wouldn't be too large?  It
could be just one keypress which inserts the right magic into the

Then the maintainers could write "please try this patch", and then hit
the `close report' key...

But of course, setting this up also requires some effort.

> Without status being updated on a timely basis, there's not much sense
> in setting up the bug-tracker, since our private mail archives are
> already efficient means of saving the reports.

Of course, the status needs to be updated.

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