[Libreoffice-qa] ping to retest old bugs

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 21:26:48 PDT 2014

I'm a fan of doing a summary of all reported bugs for every bug reporter
in one single email that summarizes the current status, thanks them for
the continuing support, and then asks them to retest against the latest
stable. Preferably we do this around x.x.3 or so (enough time where
regressions are worked out of the fresh build, maybe right after the
fresh version become stable, we ask users to test against stable, not
fresh). Thoughts?


P.S. Again I think all of this should wait until we have our own bug
tracker so we can suppress emails and not piss off everyone cc'ed on
every bug . . .
On 10/16/2014 09:19 PM, Tommy wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:00:16 +0200, bfoman
> <bfo.bugmail at spamgourmet.com> wrote:
>> Tommy wrote
>>> 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.
>>> [...]
>>> 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
>> Hi!
>> It is tempting to do it every branch (every 6 months), but that could
>> be too
>> often and annoy people if the bug is still there.
> yes, I agree we could do this only for 1 year old bugs if 6 months is
> too often.
>> Considering current release schedule for 4.3 and realistic chances
>> for getting fixes I think we
>> should ask to check the bugs against master and do this ping before hard
>> code freeze and branching.
> could be an intelligent thing to do.
>> I noticed that usually serious bugs are fixed in
>> master or in earlier stages of particular branch, than backported to
>> last
>> few maintenance releases of the fresh branch. This ping should give the
>> reporters the true message about current status of the issue and more
>> testers of the next release. This also perfectly fits planned 4.4 BH
>> session.
>> Best regards.
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