[Libreoffice-qa] Cleaning bug list

Jan Holesovsky kendy at suse.cz
Fri Jun 8 03:27:41 PDT 2012

Hi Joel,

On 2012-06-07 at 23:49 -0700, Joel Madero wrote:

> 1. If there has been a request for information and there has been no
> response for 30+ days I'm putting NEEDINFO
> 2. If two or more people have said that they do not have the bug I'm
> doing the following if there hasn't been action for 30+ days:
> a. If it's stated that the bug was fixed in a recent release, I'm
> putting RESOLVED with a comment that if it's not for the author or
> someone else to open it back up
> b. If it's stated that it's not our bug I'm changing status to
> c. If it's stated that it never was a bug I'm putting NOTABUG with a
> comment saying to open it back up with more information if it is a bug
> 3. If it's confirmed by other people I'm changing it to confirmed
> 4. Of course I'm taking a glance at them to see if I can take them on,
> I've assigned two to myself. 
> 5. If someone appears to be working on the bug and has implicitly or
> explicitly said they are doing it (ie. it's in progress, almost done,
> "I'll take this one", etc..) I'm changing to assigned and adding a
> name

Thanks so much for this - this is greatly appreciated!  I like this
approach, and I'd like to ask you for some additional points that would
help a lot (if that fits your workflow):

6. If the bug talks about a misbehavior in a document, but the document
is missing, NEEDINFO the reporter to provide the document.  Similarly,
if the bug says something like "create document, do this, do that, do
another thing, and then when you choose XY, it does AB instead of CD",
NEEDINFO the reporter to create such a document, so that the developer
can focus only on "when you choose XY, it does AB instead of CD".

7. If the bug is a crash on Linux, ask the reporter for a backtrace, if
it is not provided yet (unfortunately it is still way too hard to get
the backtrace on Windows now) - ideally by pointing to:


8. If the bug is a crash, it is a probable candidate to become one of
the Most Annoying Bugs; depending on the impact, consider making it
dependant on


> I hope I'm not overstepping, just trying to help as much as possible
> as it seems like there is a bit of a back log. If this isn't wanted
> just let me know and I'll cease immediately.

The opposite - the more people join this effort, the better! :-)  For
more co-ordination, I am sure people on libreoffice-qa@ mailing list
(CC'd) will help you.

Thank you a lot,

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