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Re: closing out old bugs of unmaintained releases

Jon Stanley said the following on 01/04/2008 10:45 AM Pacific Time:
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version of Fedora has reach end-of-life and is no longer maintained.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).
Comments/thoughts/suggestions/flames welcome.

I think this is good! Probably best to roll this into an overall proposal that we could review at FUDCon and in the meantime float it by fedora-devel list and fedora-test-list to get some community feedback and buyin.


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