Can a triager consider to set CLOSED NEXTRELEASE?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Sep 24 00:17:08 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-09-24 at 00:24 +0300, Sergey Rudchenko wrote:
> Hi there,
> According to
> CLOSED NEXTRELEASE/RAWHIDE resolution is for maintainers only.
> But for bug is
> already clear now.
> Can I shortcut the path and do not disturb the maintainer by setting
> this bug to ASSIGNED?

It's rare that you can ever do CLOSED NEXTRELEASE on your own
initiative, because you don't know what the maintainer's intention is.
You can do CLOSED RAWHIDE in appropriate cases, but this one doesn't
meet that definition, because the bug is filed on 11, not Rawhide. You
can't close a bug filed on a stable release as CLOSED RAWHIDE. It's up
to the maintainer, now, to choose whether he intends to fix this for 11
as well as Rawhide. If he does, he can make the fix and then do CLOSED
ERRATA. If he only wants to fix in Rawhide, he can do CLOSED WONTFIX
with a comment that the bug is fixed in Rawhide but won't be fixed for

(That's the theory, anyhow. Since Matthias is somewhat both the reporter
and maintainer, he could actually just change the bug from 11 to Rawhide
then close it as CLOSED RAWHIDE. But it should be his decision, not
yours, anyway.)

Adam Williamson
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