[Libreoffice-qa] do not update MAB without a comment - was: Re: [Bug 37361] LibreOffice 3.5 most annoying bugs

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Wed Apr 18 01:21:20 PDT 2012

Hi dE,

first, thanks a lot for helping with the bug triage. We need more hands
here. I have just a small note.

bugzilla-daemon at freedesktop.org píše v St 18. 04. 2012 v 03:39 +0000:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37361
> dE <de.techno at gmail.com> changed:
>            What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>          Depends on|                            |42720

You added dependency on the bug 42720 but I do not see any explanation
in any of the two affected bugs.

Please, always mention explanation in the meta bug (fdo#37361). I has at
least two advantages:

1. The comment is send to the developers mailing list. Human readable
notice increases the chance that it triggers a bell and the bug will be
fixed soon by an interested developer. If you send just a bug number,
developers will ignore it.

By other words, it is easier to read one sentence than opening bugzilla,
searching for the bug, reading crazy comments from the initial reporter.

2. It helps to understand why it is so important and reduces later
fighting about it.

For example I am not sure why you added the bug 35158 :-) The comment #5
says that the primary problem is solved in LO-3.5. It does not say much
about the layout problems. People will not download the 1.4MB document
just to see how it is serious. Have you tried it? Does it affect many

Note that the bug is assigned to a developer, so we are avare of it. The
question is if it is really that important that we should fix it ASAP.
There might be other bugs that more annoy more users.

Best Regards,

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