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Re: [hertzog@debian.org: Re: Woody retrospective and Sarge introspective]

On Thu, Aug 01, 2002 at 05:49:23PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Finding out where this version range starts requires actual work by
> > actual people.  You can't automate that.  The version in the bugreport
> > is just the version the submitter happened to use, it doesn't say how
> > old the bug is.
> And frequently the version the submitter reports is just wrong, for
> instance if she sees the bug on one machine and reports it from another.
> Fortunately, the version is currently only a hint to the maintainer, so
> it doesn't do any more damage than a little confusion when it's wrong.

We should do away with this problem by adding test cases which verify if
a bug still applies. Of course this is not feasible with GUI applications :(


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