[Libreoffice-qa] ping to retest old bugs

Robinson Tryon bishop.robinson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 13:24:10 PDT 2014

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Aleksandr P <alexpikptz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2014-10-16 23:00 GMT+04:00 bfoman <bfo.bugmail at spamgourmet.com>:
>> 1) If they see the bug has gone they should mark as WORKSFORME
>> 2) if bug persist they should drop a note and leave status UNCHANGED
>> 3) if nobody answers we do nothing and leave status UNCHANGED
> I think we should have an easy way to distinguish the second and the
> third situation. Not only bugreporters but QA-team members and other
> people would want to recheck old bugs. It could be a good task for new
> contributors, because it would help to find duplicates in future.

I think the best way for us to distinguish cases 2 & 3 is to store
reproducibility with a particular version of LibreOffice as tuples of
information, so it can be queried.  (It would also be helpful to know
if a particular CONFIRMED or NOREPRO result comes from the Original
Reporter, or from someone else).

We don't have a good way right now to capture or display repro test
results as structured data, but I've got some good ideas about how we
might implement that in the future. For the time being, *judicious*
pinging of users (asking them to retest against a more modern version)
seems fine to me :-)

Robinson Tryon
QA Engineer - The Document Foundation
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qubit at libreoffice.org

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