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Re: Fwd: closing out old bugs of unmaintained releases

Over the previous few days * wrote:


Sorry I'm a bit late to the party but thought I'd throw my comments
after having spent the past few months trawling through every F7
kernel bug[1]. Specifically in relation to F6 bugs, I think that
closing out bugs with the EOL message is A Very Good Thing for the
following reasons:

- Closing bugs for a legitimate reason often gives them a shot in the
arm. Yes, there will be a few people who get upset at this but I
_firmly_ believe this is fewer than many fear.
- A huge number of responses after prodding sleeping bugs have been
"Oh, yeah, I upgraded to F7 and this was fixed. Forgot to update bug,
please close."
- F6 is EOL - we do not support it and people know (or should know) this
- Reporter can re-open with updated info if necessary

In response to the wider question of bug triaging, I find it extremely
rewarding work [2] (though there are some bad days [3]) and as Jesse
suggested [4] I would be happy to assist in the triaging effort. Chris
Aillon [5] even suggested paying someone to do it so I officially
apply for the position, providing my previous triaging work as my CV.

Which works well btw as I'm currently jobseeking [6]....

[1] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-kernel-list/2007-September/msg00021.html
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=297091
 [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=260101
[4] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-January/msg00019.html
[5] https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-advisory-board/2008-January/msg00053.html
[6] http://www.chruz.com/about/

Christopher Brown


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