[Libreoffice-qa] bugzilla versions cleanup proposals

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 09:49:43 PDT 2015

On 07/26/2015 07:02 AM, Tommy wrote:
> 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"
Disagree here - we did discuss this at length and there is a reason why
we have it. For instance Red Hat is still running on an old version of
LibreOffice and we want to give the option to report against those
version....I'm sure there are minutes and/or email threads discussing
this at length.
> -------------------------------------
> 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
> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleasePlan#4.3_release
> 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 available
> 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.
Again disagree - there's no reason really outside of slight aesthetics
to do this....lots of people are running older versions and because
"version" is supposed to be oldest version...it makes sense to leave
these available.

Should be discussed at QA IRC Meeting but my "vote" goes to no on both.


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