Re: Killing off UNCONFIRMED in Bugzilla

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 06:20:15PM +0100, Bastien Nocera wrote:
On Fri, 2015-02-13 at 18:15 +0100, Rick Opper wrote:
Then how will project devs know if a bug is - as the status implies -
not yet confirmed? It may be a problem with a single users unique

Which is still a bug, and it's still "new".

 or a design decision


, or caused by something specific to a certain distribution...


 Isn't that the point of this tag?

There are other statuses available which already cover those cases.

It's useful to distinguish UNCONFIRMED and NEW. Some products in gnome
have many hundreds bugs, and triaging all of them takes a lot of time.
What you suggest needs to triage _all_ the bugs.

For example in gedit UNCONFIRMED means that the bug is not triaged. With
NEW, you're sure that the bug exists (or existed) and should be fixed
upstream. For someone willing to contribute, searching in more than 400
bugs is not really convenient. So by filtering the search results to
include only the confirmed/NEW bugs, it's already much better (it's what
is advised for newcomers on the gedit wiki).


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