[Libreoffice-qa] Is fdo#43460 done and can be closed? Or: status of EasyHacks in Bugzilla is important too

Philipp Riemer ruderphilipp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 02:12:46 PDT 2012

I recently skimmed through the wiki's EasyHacks page and found "43460
- Replace rtl::OUString getLength()==0 with isEmpty() etc." with
status NEW <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43460>. As
far as I understand the comments, it is completed and can either be
closed or needs new input:

> Comment 49 - Olivier Hallot 2012-02-06 02:51:51 PST:
> At this point I have parsed all entries of the log file of comment #1, with the
> exception of binfilter (which is expected to become deprecated or with no
> further development).
> @ Stephan Bergman:
> Can you run the script once more to generate a last log, just to catch the
> replacements I may have left? Thank you.
> Comment 50 Michael Meeks 2012-02-29 04:40:29 PST:
> nice to see this linked in your slides Stephan :-) be even better to double
> check the last bits & get this closed [ if that's easy ].

Why do I write this to the mailing list? I know there are a lot of
bugs in bugzilla and Joel is doing a great work of improving the
situation not only by checking the bugtracker but also by providing
helpful guidelines/flowcharts/... so that others can jump on the
train. But since this bug (43460) is marked as a easyhack, it is
listed at least in the wiki as well and newcomers like me would read
it to see where they can help improving LO. Assuming that I've done
nothing for LO yet, if I would see more than one bug in this category
that is already fixed but not updated since 4 months, I would really
think twice if I should start spending my time on this "lazy" project.
It's always marketing, you know? So from my point of view it is not
only important to check all the bugs that are of high relevance for
programmers (even if this _is_ the best help for them and highly
appreciated) but also check such bugs of minor importance since they
are visible and might be interesting to newcomers.


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