[Libreoffice-qa] Platform + BSA

Jay Philips philipz85 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 12 03:33:41 PST 2015

Hi Joel,

Yes that would be the smart thing to do, as many bugs i triage i have to
reset platform and architecture, though i've found that many Mac
reported bugs are only Mac related. :D

Jay Philips

On 01/11/2015 09:49 PM, Joel Madero wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to get feedback about BSA setting Platform to ALL instead of
> being based on what the user is using. Many bugs are set to OS(X) or
> Windows(all) simply because that's the platform that was used by the
> user but in fact the bug affects every platform. The vast majority of
> bugs are not platform dependent and having a bug set to Windows(all) or
> OS(X) or even Linux(all) can leave bugs unconfirmed for too long because
> people think "this doesn't affect my platform."
> Suggestion:
> Platform is set to all automatically
> Platform that user is using is put in comment of description
> Then if a triager tries testing in Linux and can't see the issue, the
> triager can set the platform to Windows(all) or OS(X) according to what
> the original bug reporter is using and put a comment saying "this must
> not affect Linux" (or whatever platform is being tested on of course).
> Just a thought as I think that we're missing some opportunities to
> bibisect and triage faster because of these platform things.
> Best,
> Joel
> P.S. Same could go for architecture . . . I've literally seen 1 bug that
> hasn't affected both 32 and 64 bit machines.
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