Re: migrating gtk

On 4 February 2018 at 20:52, Morten Welinder <mortenw gnome org> wrote:
As a general principle, you should only ask bug reporters to do work if you
intend to do something with the answer.  Or, with other words, it really is
not nice to keep asking "is that bug still there?" until they get tired of the
busywork and leave in disgust.

The busywork meaning "attaching a patch and iterating over it"?
Considering that you usually stop short of the first step I have to
ask you: what kind of "busywork" have you ever experienced?

Of course if we get a positive response that the bug is still there
we're going to migrate it and keep track of it.

With that in mind, I believe it is much nicer to just leave the old bugs there.

The old bugs will be left there, but closed, so we don't need to check
two bug lists, and split the maintenance resources even more.

We never got around to solving the reporter's problem, but at least we did
not add to the pain by asking them to do work and report back, only to
ignore the result of that.  Doing that is quite rude.

Of course it is, that's why we generally don't do that — except,
maybe, for rude bug reporters.


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