Bugs marked incomplete

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Tue Sep 2 00:34:32 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 02, 2008 at 01:54:21AM +0200, Wouter Stomp wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 11:44 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
> > First, afaik automatic-expiration is not enabled for Ubuntu.  It tracks
> > when bugs will expire but doesn't close them without human action.
> >
> Ok, so what does expiring mean then?

Auto-expiration is a Launchpad feature that can be enabled on a
per-project (but not per-source) basis.  So, some non-Ubuntu Launchpad
using projects may have it flipped on.  Ubuntu made the decision that
auto-expiring bugs was not desireable, so in Ubuntu the "expires in X
days" is more of just a hint for triagers and reporters.

> > So... I think this isn't a problem.  If you could show a (recent)
> > example where something in Ubuntu got expired this way, that'd be worth
> > knowing about.
> >
> No I don't :-) (although if I remember right it did happen to some of
> my bugs a while ago) I guess I misunderstood the expiring concept.
> Thanks for explaining.

Sure.  There was a brief period a while ago when this was turned on by
default for Ubuntu, which may be what you remember.  AFAIK all bugs that
were closed due to this, were reopened.


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