[Libreoffice-qa] ping to retest old bugs

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 09:01:43 PST 2014

Hey Tommy,

Top posting because this is finally happening. Before running it
officially I'd like to allow people to see the text I'm using and the
query I'm going to use it on.

Text: http://pastebin.com/7GiJnj7N (note, not looking for nit-picky, but
if there is a serious problem with it, please let me know)


What I tried to do (I hate FDO queries): 2+ years no activity, exclude
anything with meta or easyhack, also excluded are enhancement requests.

Let me know if the query looks okay. Thanks all, sorry for the horrible
delay :)


On 10/15/2014 07:03 PM, Tommy wrote:
> Hi QA guys,
> I had this idea and I want to hear what you think about.
> we currently have 799 UNCONFIRMED and 7793 NEW bugs.
> I think that there should be a consistent number of those who did not
> receive any new comment in the last 6 months.
> i.e.
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61972  (UNCONFIRMED)
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=30571 (NEW)
> and I also thinks that among those who were last tested with older
> than 6 month LibO versions (which usually means that a new branch has
> been released in the meantime) some have been fixed somehow...
> it happens frequently to me to retest some of those old untouched bugs
> and see that the were reproducible in older branches available at that
> time (i.e. 4.1.x) but now fixed in 4.3.x or 4.4 master, so I label
> them as RESOLVED WORKSFORME and suggest the original reported to upgrade.
> so my suggestion is to do a mass ping campaign with bugzilla QA
> administrators tool and send a message like:
> "your bug report has shown no activity in the last 6 months. newer
> LibO releases with hundred of bugifixes and new features have been
> releases meanwhile, so please retest with current LibO release
> ( and give feedback of the actual status of the bug. if bug is
> gone set status to RESOLVED WORKSFORME. if bug is still present leave
> status UNCHANGED and drop a new comment telling the LibO version where
> you retested and reproduce it"
> we could decide to do the same thing with NEW and UNCONFIRMED BUGS
> untouched from more than 6 month (or maybe 1 year)
> If they see the bug has gone they should mark as WORKSFORME
> if bug persist they should drop a note and leave status UNCHANGED
> if nobody answers we do nothing and leave status UNCHANGED
> so basically this is intended to get rid of the many WORKSFORME bugs
> that surely exist but still have an UNOCONFIRMED or NEW status, just
> because nobody retested them in the meantime
> see this example:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=67040
> I opened this one in july 2013, last comment was from january 2014
> then I forgot about it...
> after some time I stumbled upon it again and saw that it was fixed
> somehow during development of 4.3.x branch, so I marked this as
> please give your feedback about my idea.
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