Re: bug closing etiquette
Miles Bader wrote:
Eric Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Suppose someone has reported a bug that the maintainer can't
reproduce, but the reporter can. Is it reasonable for the maintainer
to email the reporter and ask whether a new version fixes the problem,
or is that considered obnoxious?
It doesn't seem obnoxious to me.
Indeed, as a user, I actually rather appreciate it when maintainer asks
me to confirm that a bug I reported is fixed -- it gives the impression
that they care about the issue.
In fact, I wouldn't even mind getting an automated message saying "you
filed a report against x.y; x.y+1 has just been released, could you
please try it and see if it addresses your issue?"