[Libreoffice-qa] Office XP/2003, 2007/2010 formats import/export -- most used feature.

dE . de.techno at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 19:27:09 PDT 2012

On 04/24/12 21:25, Petr Mladek wrote:
> Hi dE,
> I am happy to read this because I see a nice solution from what you
> wrote.
> dE . píše v Út 24. 04. 2012 v 10:55 +0530:
>> On 04/23/12 20:47, Michael Meeks wrote:
>> Yes, absolutely, the MAB should be in a reasonable limit such that it
>> looks 'solvable'.
> Exactly. We need to keep the 50 or 200 bugs slightly aside. Do not
> worry. We already put many less critical regressions aside but we fix
> them actively.
>> What I suggest is a metabug for interoperability issues. These issues
>> are hard to fix, and the dev team should know that these bugs, although
>> hard to fix, are very important and if some dev does have the skills to
>> fix them, he should fix these bugs instead of doing something else.
> Yes, we have several developers that worked and are working on
> import/export problems.
>> Also in the list of ~200 bugs, I think real bugs will be only in ~50..
>> the others must be duplicates; the same bug reproducing itself in many
>> way. But these duplicates can only be detected by developers themselves
>> since this requires knowledge of the format.
> It will be a big help if you could sort these interoperability bugs:
> 	+ group them
> 	+ prioritize them
> 	+ close duplicates
> In this case, I prefer using whiteboard instead of metabug:
> 	+ it works fine (easy to set and query)
> 	+ we already use it for bug in rtf import/export,
>            general regressions, or easy hacks
> 	+ it is clear where to add comment (to the particular bug :-)
> The only drawback is that you need to remember the name of the keyword
> but you would need to remember the number of the meta bug as well.
> I suggest to put:
> 	+ "inter-operability" into "Whiteboard" for all these bugs
> 	+ plus "regression" in "Keywords" for things that used to work
>            in older LO/OOo versions; this information is very helpful;
>            even better is if someone finds what exact version first
>            showed the regression
> 	+ and maybe plus "doc_filter", "docx_filter", "ppt_filter",
>            "pptx_filter", "xls_filter", "xlsx_filter" into "Whiteboard"
> 		+ we already have "rtf_filter"
> 		+ every format has its own group of experts that work on
>                    it, so this help them to find their bugs
> I would add query for open "inter-operability" bugs at
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Release_Criteria. Take inspiration
> from the query for "regressions".
> If you have many bugs in more groups, it would make sense to create
> similar pages that we have for easy hacks. Please, find inspiration at
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks_by_Topic
> I am looking forward to see this happen. It will be another big step
> forward.
> Best Regards,
> Petr

I'll surely look forward to it.

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