Re: bugzilla resolutions

Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com> writes:

> My proposal is:
>                 The problem described is a bug which will never be fixed.
>                 This should be reserved for "unfixable" things, otherwise
>                 use NOTGNOME or NOTABUG.
>                 All attempts at reproducing this bug were futile, reading
>                 the code produces no clues as to why this behavior would
>                 occur. If more information appears later, please reopen
>                 the bug.
>                 The bug report describes a problem in software not 
>                 produced by the GNOME project. It should be reported
>                 elsewhere. This is also a suitable resolution for bugs
>                 that appear to have been introduced by someone
>                 creating a distribution of GNOME.
>                 The bug report describes behavior which is the correct
>                 behavior of the software or was reported in error.
> I think the combination of INCOMPLETE of NOTABUG should allow covering
> anything that comes up, and I think the above set is both more
> descriptive and polite than WONTFIX/INCOMPLETE/INVALID.

Sounds good to me, but can we please keep INVALID (which should be reserved
for random junk which is not a bug report).

> In a related issue, I would strongly suggest we create a status
> "NEEDINFO" to put bugs that would end up resolved as INCOMPLETE in
> while waiting for more information. (Red Hat Bugzilla has this.)

Sounds good to me as well.

> Finally, I might suggest we follow Red Hat Bugzilla's example and move
> away from the ALLCAPS in the interface. Yeah, these are enumerations
> internally, but that's no reason to shout.


Martin Baulig
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