Marking zapped bugs

Zing zing at
Thu Nov 4 22:28:19 UTC 2010

On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 16:10:17 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:

> On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 09:38 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> The practical point is that F12
>> is about to go EOL which means the bug must be closed...
> Why?  Obviously it needs to be clear that nothing further should be
> expected from the maintainer unless/until the version is bumped.  But
> the project can choose to indicate that by closing the bugs as WONTFIX
> or some other way, e.g., another resolution or by customizing Bugzilla
> to show a notice on bugs that are open against an EOL version of Fedora.
> Personally, I dislike the use of WONTFIX because philosophically I think
> it doesn't fit, and practically it makes zapped bugs impossible to
> distinguish from real WONTFIX bugs in searches
> (

This is my problem with the auto closing also.  Leaving a bug open allows 
a more dedicated maintainer to come along (even years later) and actually 
fix or even apply patches that are still relevant without wasting time 
with bugs that we're actually looked at and legitimately closed.

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