[Libreoffice-qa] mass retest ping to UNCONFIRMED and NEW bugs untouched by more than 6 months (or 1 year)

Tommy barta at quipo.it
Sat Oct 11 02:13:24 PDT 2014

Hi QA guys,
I ahde this idea and I want to hear what you think about.

we currently have 825 UNCONFIRMED and 7783 NEW bugs.

I think that there should a consistent number of those who did not receive  
any new comment in the last 6 months.

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"

this is similar to what we already do with NEEDINFO bugs older than 6  

we could decide to do the same thing with NEW and UNCONFIRMED BUGS  
untouched from more than 6 month (or maybe 1 year)

please give your feedback about my idea.

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