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Re: Launchpad bug statuses

Subject: Re: Launchpad bug statuses
From: Tristan Wibberley
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 22:54:18 +0100
On Thu, 2007-10-04 at 01:08 -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Thursday 04 October 2007 01:00, Emmet Hikory wrote:
> >    ... The parallel case of rejecting bugs
> > for which nothing is happening is already established as a manual
> > workflow (at least for Ubuntu), and so does not become worse through
> > automation (regardless of any perceived benefits or detriments to
> > users, reporters, triagers, contributors, developers, etc.).
> I pretty strongly disagree with this.

It helped with one bug I'm subscribed to. Nobody had written to it for
some time and I got a mail telling me it was now marked invalid (or
somesuch). I checked that it was still happening and found the package
had regressed to an earlier (worse) behaviour and was able to comment to
that effect. Any other developer subscribed will also have been poked
and now knows that things are worse again and I think this is a very
good thing.

Tristan Wibberley

Any opinion expressed is mine (or else I'm playing devils advocate for
the sake of a good argument). My employer had nothing to do with this

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