[Libreoffice-qa] Closing FIXED bugs

Mas tier3support at gmail.com
Thu Sep 27 23:35:07 PDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:21 AM, Rainer Bielefeld <
LibreOffice at bielefeldundbuss.de> wrote:

> Olivier Hallot schrieb:
>  I am suggesting to CLOSE less than 15 bugs.
> Hi Olivier,
> I suggest not to do that. The problem are not the few moments you invest
> in closing. The problem is that this Status info will be worrying because
> it's not in accordance with current habits; it might make queries less
> reliable.
> Currently it's more or less common sense to proceed as following:
> Status of a bug will be changed to RESOLVED FIXED (by the developer)  if
> the fix has been introduced into the most early Version where possible and
> planned. With RESOLVED FIXED the work on that bug normally is terminated.
> RESOLVED FIXED may be changed to VERIFIED FIXED if someone did intensive
> tests what proved that the bug is really fixed AND that no other problems
> seem to be caused by the fix. Only a quick test "fix works" is not
> sufficient.
> Sometimes Bugs become resolution CLOSED as a kind of exclamation mark with
> the implicit statement "Work on this bug is definitively terminated,
> discussion finished", if there were insecurities, objections, ... . For
>  example this might be appropriate if someone found out that although there
> is a fix the problem still exists under particular circumstances. The
> question was whether the fix is incomplete (or does not work), or whether
> that is a new different bug only showing similar symptoms. CLOSED indicates
> that the discussion has been terminated with the result that work on this
> bug really has been terminated with the fix.
> I will write some more elaborated and precise notes at <https://wiki.**
> documentfoundation.org/QA-FAQ <https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA-FAQ>>
> and recommend to discuss that on a ESC call (and may be on a QA call) if
> there are concerns or objections.
> Everybody should follow the current habits or a decision of ESC to keep
> queries reliable.
> I will keep you up to date here in this thread.
> Best regards
> Rainer
Thanks Rainer,  The above really makes more sense.

Masekela Walls
Web Security Analyst | Senior Server Administrator
Powserve.com / Gemini ISP Networks
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