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Re: bug closing etiquette


Miles Bader wrote:

Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu> 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?"


Bill Gatliff

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