Re: Unofficial bug nags considered harmful
On Mon, 2 Feb 1998, Vincent Renardias wrote:
> On Sun, 1 Feb 1998, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> > On Sun, 1 Feb 1998, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > I've just received an enourmous pile of messages via the bug system
> > > from Remco Blaakmeer. An example is attached.
> > > Please everyone, don't do this again.
> > OK. I am very sorry if this caused too much load on some servers. I just
> > thought there were way too much bugs that are very old and already fixed.
> If you are *sure* they are fixed, you can probably close them yourself.
> Or at least procede in 2 steps:
> 1/ send an email to XXX-maintonly@bugs... & the person who submitted the
> bug saying:
> "I've not been able to reproduce this bug with packageFoo
> version 3.14159 so this BR should be closed. I'll do so in 2 weeks unless
> someone brings new elements on this bug".
> "This bug has been fixed in packageFoo in version 3.14159."
> 2/ 2 weeks later close the bugs on which you had no feedback.
Yes, I think this is a good idea. I'll start looking seriously at old bugs
real soon now. If nobody objects to the method mentioned by Vincent, I'll
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