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RE: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 12:28:54 -0800

> >> Each bug is given a number, and is kept on
> >> file until it is marked as having been dealt with.
> >
> > That *really* sounds like asking for trouble. It deletes the
> bug history for
> > a bug that someone deemed had been "dealt with"?
> No.  The bug is merely archived, meaning that it normally is not shown
> any more, unless you ask for it.  But its history is never lost.¹
> > Hard to believe. Bug histories should never be deleted. It
> should always be
> > possible to revisit a bug, including to be able to reopen a closed bug.
> That is all possible with debbugs; if a bug is archived, you first have
> to "unarchive" it before you can manipulate it.  That measure ensures
> that spam sent to archived bugs is discarded.

Thanks for clearing that up. It wasn't clear to me from your initial
expression "kept on file".

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