RE: Bug Triage (was Re: scheduled transactions make bad transact ions with 1.8.9 ?)

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RE: Bug Triage (was Re: scheduled transactions make bad transact ions with 1.8.9 ?)

Englisch, Volker (NIH/NCI)
> >>>
> > Would you prefer we start with oldest or newest unconfirmed bugs.  Maybe
> > each of us should start from different end.
>
> I don't have a preference.  Just being able to close out bugs that
> are no longer a factor, or bugs that cannot be reproduced... and pushing
> back bugs that don't have enough information..  and being able
> to reproduce bugs...  That would help significantly.
>
> If I can go to a bug and easily reproduce it, I can (generally) easily
> fix it.  Sometimes the reproduction part is the most challenging
> aspect!
>
>-derek

I was thinking to look at the oldest bugs first hoping that most of those
could be closed out because they can not be reproduced in the newer
versions.
Maybe the easiest for now would be to one of us start from the top while the
other starts at the bottom or one takes the bugs with even bug numbers while
the other one looks at the odd ones.  I'm OK with any approach.

Here is a question that came up yesterday when I looked at a (randomly
selected) bug (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143992).
One could argue that the reported bug is a feature which doesn't need to be
addressed.  How should bugs like this be handled?  Should we merely state
that the behavior has been confirmed and leave it up to the developer to
decide what should be done?

-- Volker
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Re: Bug Triage

Michael Jensen-9
OK, I've got a sandbox set up here and may be able to help with Mac OSX
& other bug triage. Mostly would only be able to confirm issues, not
much programming experience.
I don't have much available time, but would still like to be able to
try.
I'm running 1.8.9-12 on Mac OSX 10.3.4. I'm still on the new side to
Mac OSX coming from RedHat 8, but I'm willing to learn new stuff.
Is anyone running CVS HEAD on OSX? Any pointers on getting that running?
Thanks,
  MJ
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On Jun 23, 2004, at 10:22, Derek Atkins wrote:

> "Steve Romanow" <[hidden email]> writes:
>
>> Ok, Why dont you start with oldest, I'll start with newest.  I am
>> having
>> some difficulty with the machine I was going to use as my sandbox,
>> but I
>> should be able to start shortly (within a week or so).
>
> FYI (this is probably obvious, but...)  You might want to make sure
> you've got a current 1.8 branch installed (and maybe even a current
> CVS HEAD installed)...
>
>> It prob wouldnt hurt to confirm it, and pass it on.  Let Linas and
>> Derek
>> decide on inclusion/priority.
>
> Well, it would be nice if you guys could at least prioritize critical
> bugs from enhancement requests..  E.g., anything that causes the
> program to crash, fail, or lose data (or corrupt data) should be
> prioritized higher than, say, enhancements...
>
> I trust you to set that level of priority.  :)
>
> -derek
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