[Libreoffice-qa] Bugzila 4.3.x versions cleanup

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Sun Nov 29 09:43:12 PST 2015

Hi Tommy,

On 11/29/2015 09:40 AM, Tommy wrote:
> since 6 months passed by from the 4.3.x EOL I cleaned up the bugzilla
> version field from all the alphas, betas and RCs.
> now only final releases are available and a 4.3 all versions item has
> been added.
> just a few considerations I've already expressed to Joel few months ago:
> 1- I still think that the 6 months EOL embargo before cleanup is too
> much... It would be better to do the cleanup earlier, let's say 4 or 3
> months after the EOL

I still disagree :) I don't see that many benefits and I see potential
issues that cause headaches for users and contributors alike.
> 2- I think the "all versions" items are unnecessary... as far as I
> remember that was an item created for the BSA which is now not
> supported anymore. when we ask users to define the "earlier version"
> where the bug appeared we want them to exactly define in which release
> the bug appeared... so this generic "all versions" item is in contrast
> with our policy. I suggest to hide all those "all versions" items from
> the version admin page. doing this we would get rid of 8 items from
> our long version list.

Mixed feelings here. I don't think we should be tinkering a lot unless
there is a real gain. Again, here I see no real gain. Others have
appropriately criticized the QA team for "tinkering too much" and I
think that we should really think about if there is something concrete
to gain before tinkering a bunch.


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