bugzilla bugzappers?

Matt McCutchen matt at mattmccutchen.net
Thu Nov 4 19:47:26 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 19:44 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> From a practical point of view, as a bug reporter, when I get mass
> notifications to update scores of bugs that were opened years ago, and
> that the people owning the component never bothered to respond on (even
> to confirm they were alive), I just /dev/null the result and never look
> at it again.
> Sometimes people ask me why I let bugs get autoclosed when they hit the
> same problems months later, but really, I don't see the point of
> spending hours to re-test reports, when no one could spend minutes to
> ask for (human) confirmation.

I think that is fine.  It's not your responsibility to retest a bug you
no longer care about.  If someone else cares and retests, they ideally
would be able to reopen it, but Bugzilla currently doesn't allow that
( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=573535 ).  If no one
cares, the bug may not be worth fixing.


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