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Re: Unanswered Emacs Problem Reports 40+ Months

From: Christian Bryant
Subject: Re: Unanswered Emacs Problem Reports 40+ Months
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:59:55 -0700
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On 10/24/2013 12:46 AM, Glenn Morris wrote:
I'm not exactly sure what you are proposing to do, though.
Would this be a totally automatic process, in which every old, open bug
report simply gets a mail asking the OP to confirm it is still relevant?

That was my initial intent, yes.

Because I'm not sure that is a very useful thing to do. I don't like it
when eg certain distributions automatically close all bugs filed against
previous releases unless people confirm they still exist in the latest

Absolutely agreed.  I will be asking the reporter to confirm the problem
continues to exist in the latest release.  Is there a concern some users
may simply close bugs without testing?

I'll make no initial attempt to cross-reference bugs for duplication,
fixes in later releases, or other troubleshooting efforts.

See, I kind of think this is the thing that _should_ be done first (I've
tried to do it in the past). Once someone has filed a bug, the burden is
on us as developers to do something about it. Whether that's requesting
more info, fixing it, saying we won't fix it, saying it's not a bug, or
saying that it's not a priority right now.

For 40 month old bugs and younger, I would absolutely agree.  However,
due to the age of the bugs I will be emailing reporters a form email on,
I think it may be the best route to get some clean-up on those 68 months
to 41 months old bugs.

I don't really know what's going to happen with all the old Emacs bugs
that are still open. It seems impossible to ever fix them all.
But does that mean we should just declare bankruptcy and close them?
I don't know...

I would say "no" on bankruptcy, certainly.  Perhaps the form email is
the better of two evils?

If every person with commit access to Emacs dealt with 15 bugs,
that would be all of them. ;)

Perhaps this discussion will get some folks thinking along those lines!

- CB

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