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Re: Handling bugs in obsolete code

From: John Wiegley
Subject: Re: Handling bugs in obsolete code
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:03:41 -0800
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>>>>> Andrew Hyatt <address@hidden> writes:

> That would help, although it would still mean that new bugs would have to be
> triaged and tagged as obsolete, as opposed to not existing at all. If we did
> such a thing, it'd be nice if debbugs filtered obsolete tags by default.

If minor is currently be filtered, it should be possible to filter obsolete as

> Another variant on that is to say that all bugs against obsolete packages
> have "minor" severity, which would accomplish the same thing without needing
> a new tag. On the hopefully rare occasions in which the bug really is severe
> (crashes emacs, corrupts data, etc) it can be have a non-minor severity.

The advantage to having obsolete is that it would make it easier to find the
bugs we need to close whenever obsolete code is being deleted.

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