As part of a re-launch of the bug triage project [1,2], I believe that
it would be beneficial to mass close the bugs that are for releases
that are no longer maintained. Please find my proposal for this
below. Sorry for cross-posting, but it's relevant across multiple
communities within Fedora.
I will be at FUDCon in order to discuss the very topic of the
re-launch of the triage project.
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From: Jon Stanley <jonstanley(a)gmail.com>
Date: Jan 4, 2008 1:45 PM
Subject: closing out old bugs of unmaintained releases
I can put some time this weekend into closing out old bugs, however,
before doing so, I wanted to make sure that our messaging is crystal
clear. What I had been doing for kernel bugs is placing them in
NEEDINFO_REPORTER and asking if the problem still existed, etc after
manually reviewing the bugs (some I changed to a current release
because it was mentioned in comments, but not in the version
metadata). However, this won't scale - there's no way that I or
anybody else can reasonably review 3600 bugs for ones that are
incorrectly tagged. This leaves us with ~9000 bugs (F7, F8, and
rawhide) to deal with (still a monumental task). I propose doing
something similar with rawhide bugs that haven't been touched in ~6
months, not sure of the number of those, haven't looked yet. Here's
the proposed comment to WONTFIX these. I want to get the most input
possible before doing this:
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. Unfortunately, this
version of Fedora has reach end-of-life and is no longer maintained.
Please refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LifeCycle for an
explanation of the Fedora lifecycle policy.
We therefore regret the necessity of closing this bug report WONTFIX.
Please upgrade to a currently maintained release of Fedora, currently
either Fedora 7 or Fedora 8, and attempt to reproduce this bug. If
the bug still exists, feel free to re-open this bug report, changing
the version accordingly, or file a new bug report (you can use the
'Clone as Bug' link at the top of this bug report in order to preserve
the content of this bug in the new one).
We regret any inconvenience that this may cause you, and thank you for
your continued support of Fedora!
I propose starting with FC6, since that recently reached EOL and
people would be understanding about it (hopefully).
The Fedora speakers recruitment for FOSDEM 08 started few weeks ago
and I still not have any candidate from Fedora/Red Hat community
-except Pawel for a presentation of Fedora -
So, in order to be fair and nice with our friend of CentOs and FOSDEM
visitors, I would need proposals from you.
If you can spread the words...
You can register at the Fedora FOSDEM 08 wiki page.
In addition, I have received a speaker proposition from someone
outside of .Fedora community.
For my part, I think it is not a bad idea to let one session from
outside in oder to have other Fedora experiences returns
What do you think about that ?
I was triaging old bugs in the FC6 kernel, and got this back form a
reporter. While I agree that a lack of response can be frustrating
to a reporter, I'm not entirely sure what (if anything) we can do
about it.- I'm sending this to marketing-list since it seems to be a
problem for us rather than QA - though probably both, and I'm sure
alot of us are on both.
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Date: Dec 31, 2007 5:48 PM
Subject: [Bug 204883] Boot fails in insmod after upgrade from fc5
(x86) to fc6t2 (x86_64)
Please do not reply directly to this email. All additional
comments should be made in the comments box of this bug report.
Summary: Boot fails in insmod after upgrade from fc5 (x86) to fc6t2 (x86_64)
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------- Additional Comments From grgoffe(a)yahoo.com 2007-12-31 18:48 EST -------
Thanks for your input.
I've pretty much given up with my efforts to further the Fedora cause. Here are
1) I opened this case OVER a year ago. NO responses til now. Not exactly what I
would call a timely response I'm sure you'll agree.
2) I have joined several of the fedora lists (fedora-dev comes to mind off the
top of my head. I have posted to the list several times but have NOT received
any responses except from Rahul.
I'm NOT a developer but I HAVE a lot of experience working with systems (> 40
years) of all kinds. I will NEVER tell anyone that I know it all because I just
don't. I do expect to be listened to when I request info or make a suggestion.
EVEN if it's just to tell me to go to hell. This is not unreasonable, I do
listen AND reply to other people when they address me. I just expect the same
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Happy New Year!
I've updated http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Dashboard to reflect
the latest proposed features.
Lots of good things are happening. I've added a new section for
features I've found on the wiki that say that they are targeted for
Fedora 9, yet haven't been brought forward for official acceptance. In
many cases the feature pages are really close, yet some sections are
In order to have your feature accepted for Fedora 9 it does not have to
be fully complete at this time. A completed feature page (all
sections--including "not applicable" as necessary) is needed by so that
FESCo has all the information it needs for consideration.
The accepted feature page for Fedora 9 continues to grow here:
Thank you feature page owners and Fedora innovators!
Happy 2008! We have six to eight months on how to best put out the word
about Fedora 10!
I think small Newspaper ADs showing the NEW Fedora 10 Logo and what event
it might be the way to go! Something like a type of Expo that shows what
Fedora 10 AND Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 6 can do for a home, small business, or enterprise.
There should be give-
aways of Fedora 10 with a DEMO of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 attached!
There should be
low cost laptops, desktops, & servers sold there that can run Fedora or Red
Hat. There should
be inexpensive sweatshirts, t-shirts, baseball caps, & usb flash drives all
bearing either the
Fedora 10 Logo or the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Logo. There should be
sausage, hot dogs,
popcorn, brownies, and soda available to all who come, with the proceeds
going to the OLPC
Fedora 10 must be on par with Ubuntu 8 & Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 that can
Windoze Games, has optional MAC OS X-like features, a longer life cycle,
OpenOffice 2.4, GNOME 2.22 or 2.4, Audacity, KompoZer, Inkscape, Scribus,
type of Video Editor.
I hope I can get some insight and/or help about starting a Linux Magazine
right here in Boston!
I contacted Karlie Robinson at on-disk.com about such a bold project! It's
important that a
North American based Linux Magazine is available on newsstands everywhere!