That need to close bugs?

liam321 at liam321 at
Mon Sep 17 10:05:19 UTC 2007

On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 10:27:49 +0100, "Fergal Daly" <fergal at>
> On 12/09/2007, Onno Benschop <onno at> wrote:
> >    2. While Dapper isn't the bleeding edge of Ubuntu, code that exists
> >       in Dapper exists in Feisty and Gutsy today. That implies that bugs
> >       that exist in Dapper are also likely to exist. Disk space is
> >       cheap. A computer is great at searching stuff. Leave the bug in
> >       the system, leave it open so others can stumble upon it and not
> >       feel that they are the first to experience this problem. Debugging
> >       is as much about writing code as it is about the "ah-ha" moment in
> >       which someone determines the cause of the problem.
> What is the rationale behind skipping closed bugs in a search? I've
> been burned by this in the past.
> I can understand why the QA guys or the even developers would want
> this but for a user, who is actually making the effort to not only
> report a bug but to search for dups first, why would they want to
> ignore closed bugs? Closed bugs often contain exactly what that user
> needs - a workaround or a timeline for the fix to be released,
> F

Yes, yes, yes. As a sometimes-bug-filing-user, I would just like to just
underline the above. Thanks Fergal.

Best Regards

Hugo Heden

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