Re: easy-fix keywords in bugzilla

On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 10:56, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 12:50, Chris Lyttle wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 09:26, Luis Villa wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2002-02-27 at 12:15, Owen Taylor wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Anybody know where these are coming from?
> > > > 
> > > > Just sort of curious, but I keep seeing them on GTK+ bugs, like say:
> > > > 
> > > >
> > > > 
> > > > That are in no sense easy to fix. (Definition of "easy-fix" seems to
> > > > be that the person submitting the bug report proposed some change...)
> > > 
> > > I recently modified bugzilla to allow the addition of keywords when a
> > > bug is reported a few weeks ago; this makes the use of GNOME2 keywords
> > > easier and a bit more consistent. It seems like people are taking
> > > advantage of it in an unexpected way. Of the open bugs with 'easy-fix'
> > > set, they are all either new or chris wilddev net decided they were easy
> > > to fix. [Don't know why he did that, but he did.] 
> > > 
> > > FWIW, I've updated the keyword description to specify that only
> > > developers should judge whether or not a bug is 'easy-fix'; hopefully
> > > that will reduce the occurence of this in the future.
> > > 
> > > Luis
> > 
> > Er, hang on a sec. The easy-fix keyword was added after I discussed with
> > darin the best way to help out with some bug classifying to nautilus. It
> > wasn't added by me, I've just used it as per darin's instructions and
> > only in reference to nautilus bugs. In no way shape or form have I used
> > this with other bugs (that I can remember).
> That's fine, and as far as I can tell, accurate. But in only one of
> those bugs was there an explanation of /why/ it occurred. Adding
> keywords like that when you aren't the maintainer and haven't left any
> explanation /does/ cause confusion, though. 

I dont know what the problem is here. You are going over something that
was done last year, with discussion and acknowledgement of the
maintainer and also at the time no mention was made of the need for any
additional extra explanation. I was trying to help out darin and AFAIK
what I was doing was what he wanted. Now you seem to be coming along
after all this has gone by and saying 'bad, you did it wrong' when you
had nothing to say at the time. I find this quite annoying and
insulting. I dont mind doing things to make it easy for people to find
the info they needed but pointing fingers long after the fact doesn't
help at all to get bugs classified and fixed. 
This sort of attitude makes it difficult for people like me to find the
energy to help out when asked to.


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