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Re: Reducing the number of open issues

From: Jean Abou Samra
Subject: Re: Reducing the number of open issues
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 14:54:52 +0100
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Le 20/03/2021 à 11:00, Jonas Hahnfeld a écrit :
Am Freitag, dem 19.03.2021 um 23:58 +0100 schrieb Jean Abou Samra:
Le 17/03/2021 à 20:10, Jonas Hahnfeld a écrit :

Hi all,

there are currently 1066 open issues at LilyPond's GitLab repository:

I'd like to reduce this number: In the short term, I propose to close
issues with ~Patch::abandoned (69 open issues) and ~Patch::needs_work
(73 open issues) labels that come from patch tracking with SourceForge.
They will stay around (including their links to Rietveld, as long as it
stays alive), but not artificially increase the number of "issues".
The caveat is that I remember some real problem reports with proposed
patches, that were abandoned during review. I'll keep those issues open
because they might need fixing either way.

Any objections to this plan?
Agreed, I think it makes no sense to keep these issues
open. I would guess that in nearly all cases, it's
better to start fresh patches. If you're willing to
put in the effort to start new issues when the old
patch-tracking ones indicate a bug, I'm all for it.
No, that's exactly *not* the plan: Bug reports should remain open
because the context is important. I see no point in closing existing
reports just to open a new one without the history (and I've advocated
against this practice in the past).

I had hoped this to be clear ("keep [...] open"), but let me give some
examples: can be
closed as it was a contribution picked up from the mailing list
) where the review comments were not addressed.
On the other hand, I'm certainly not going to close the famous
For both of them, I'll leave the ~Patch::abandoned label because that
provides information and an easy way to find such issues later on (even
if closed).


My apologies, I misread your original message. This is fine by me.

Best regards,

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