[Libreoffice-qa] ping to retest old bugs

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 20:22:56 PDT 2014

Okay - if you want I'll run this with my normal needinfo cleanup on the
first of the month. How's that sound?


On 10/17/2014 07:22 PM, Tommy wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Oct 2014 00:30:52 +0200, Joel Madero
> <jmadero.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sounds great - so let's try to come up with a concrete plan that
>> everyone (or most) sign off on and then just do a thumbs up or down
>> vote. Let's try to not get too picky about the details.
>> @Tommy - you mind giving a proposed consistent plan of attack? If you
>> want me to briefly write something up let me know.
>> Best,
>> Joel
> as said before, a first test could be to ping just UNCONFIRMED bugs
> with latest post older than 1 year.
> the numbers should not be so high, so I don't expect excessive spam.
> then let see what's the feedback ratio of this.
> if the test look positive we could then move to NEW bugs with latest
> post older than 1 year, which I expect to be in an higher number.
> probably feedback will be higher since NEW bugs have more people on CC
> in respect to UNCONFIRMED bugs
> think about the text of the retest ping message. an english native
> speaker should assess if it's correct. I came up with:
> "Dear users, this bug report has shown no new comments in the last
> year. 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 and O/S where you retested and reproduce it"
> Bjoern Michaelsen suggested to add this few lines too:
> "Regardless of what you find in newer versions, the VERSION fields
> should stay
> at the _first_ version that showed the buggy behaviour."
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