Re: Danger: older bugs are getting squashed with NEEDINFO

On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 12:24:23 -0400
Tristan Van Berkom <tristan van berkom gmail com> wrote:

> Guys,
>     Im sorry I missed the memo if there was one, I woke up this
> morning to a full page of bugmail, deleting valid bugs from the
> buglist and throwing them into a NEEDINFO state.
> Javier pointed me to a blog post[0] which describes a new policy
> to mark bugs as NEEDINFO after one year. I'm raising the flag here
> on d-d-l because it concerns us all and I think every maintainer
> needs to know this policy is currently in effect.
> I know the guys mean well, and I cannot express my gratitude
> enough for the efficiency that the bugsquad has for closing
> some crash bugs that really do need info.
> Suffice it to say; I really need to know this policy is going to stop,
> or at least not effect Glade bugs.


We had a chat a few ago on #bugs, and we agree this was rather too
inclusive: as Tristan points out, and others commented, a confirmed
(i.e., status NEW) bug is no longer under the care of the bugsquad.

We have just revised the policy to refer exclusively to:

  * UNCONFIRMED bugs with *no* action in the last year

We appreciate the feedback, and we would like to keep on having
more ;-). We invite any interested party to either email us at the
gnome-bugsquad or to drop by #bugs, voicing their concerns and


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