[Libreoffice-qa] minutes of ESC call ...

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Thu Nov 29 12:16:46 PST 2012

On 29/11/12 20:43, bfo wrote:
> Michael Meeks-2 wrote
>> * QA update (Joel)
>> [...]	+ triage backlog has grown
>> 		+ QA team meeting / ideas for fixing that
> Hi!
> Please consider refocusing. Just look at NEW backlog:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/reports.cgi?product=LibreOffice&datasets=NEW. 
> It is >3500 NEW bugs.
> Status: NEW Assignee: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org = 3303 bugs 
> ready to take over (for me unassigned bug is a "take me" candidate). Table
> by component: http://tinyurl.com/LO-NEWbyComponent.   
> I think triage backlog is not a problem anymore. If we add hundreds more NEW
> bugs - will it change anything? Improve quality of a product? I see serious
> bugs mismanagement here.  The better solution would be to prioritize those
> existing NEW bugs and show developers which should be fixed first. I am not
> aware that such actions are taking place/are planned anytime soon. 

no, triaging is still very useful work!

the important thing is not that we have X thousands of confirmed open
bugs, OpenOffice.org has had thousands of open bugs for many years... so
it is really not an issue of finding work for developers, there has
always been plenty.

what is important is to find among all the bug reports those bugs that
are regressions in new releases, because those should be fixed with a
high priority, and you won't find a bug that is a regression in the
upcoming 4.0 release among the X thousand bugs that are in NEW currently.

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