Did we really release 8.04?

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at canonical.com
Fri Jul 11 10:07:59 UTC 2008

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Bryce Harrington wrote on 07/07/08 21:55:
> On Mon, Jul 07, 2008 at 10:52:44PM +0300, Timo Jyrinki wrote:
>> I think the single most needed feature in Launchpad regarding this
>> would be the possibility for voting, as done in bugzilla.
> I don't know if I necessarily agree with this.  Voting may feel good
> from a user perspective and certainly couldn't hurt, but we already
> have good ways of measuring user interest in particular bugs.

Voting could also reduce noise from "me too!" comments. (On the other
hand, there's the risk that the reduction in "me too!" comments might be
outweighed by the increase in "this bug has X votes, why hasn't it been
fixed?" comments.)

>> I'm not sure if it is even possible to sort bugs by the amount of
>> duplicates?
> Yes it is; in fact I have a script I'm going to make available soonish
> which lets you do this with milestoned bugs.

That doesn't require a script. For example, bugs targeted to
intrepid-alpha-2, sorted by number of duplicates:

> I like these measurements a lot more than voting because they're
> direct correlations.  A bug with a lot of comments, or a lot of
> subscribers, or a lot of dupes are all indications that lots of people
> would like to see the issue addressed.

Remember that the number of duplicates is a function of not just how
common the bug is, but also how badly the report is written. :-)

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