[Libreoffice-qa] bugzilla versions cleanup proposals

Tommy barta at quipo.it
Sun Jul 26 07:02:14 PDT 2015

in the last few weeks I was given Bugzilla admin power by Joel and I'm  
adding new version once they come out and rename RCs to release once they  
are promoted.

I think I could do some cleanups but I need your opinion first...

1 - remove the "all versions" items
actually we have 7 of those items for 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2  
and there's no "4.3 all versions"

I don't remember exactly why these "all versions" have been added... maybe  
was something related to the Bugzilla Submission Assistant (BSA) which I  
don't even know if it longer works.

anyway I see that these "all versions" items have been very rarely used
scroll the list here: https://goo.gl/nIJTEC and you see that there are  
only few bugs that use those labels.

so let's get rid of them by just hiding them from the version select menu.
it will shorten our long version list

2- END-OF-LIFE version collapse from 6 to 3 months
in order to shorten the list it was decided that all the alphas, betas and  
RCs of an END-OF-LIFE branch should be hidden after 6 months from the EOL  
date, leaving just the final releases visible.

I think the 6 months period is unnecessary too long and can be safely  
reduced to 3.

let's take the example of the 4.3.x branch

the EOL was May 27, 2015. with the current 6 months waiting time we will  
do the cleanup on November 27, 2015...  by that date the 4.4.x will be EOL  
too and the 5.0.x will be in a very advanced stage with LibO 5.0.4  

so I think that it will be very unlikely at the end of 2015 to see people  
submitting new bugs about the alphas, betas and RCs of the 4.3.x branch.

let's rather set the waiting time to 3 months which means the collapse  
will take place on August 27, 2015  where you'll also have releases of  
LibO 4.4.5 and 5.0.1

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