10k open Ubuntu bugs

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 24 16:55:41 BST 2006

(ironically, this does belong on ubuntu-devel rather than sounder)

On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 11:18:52AM +0100, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> Martin Pitt wrote:
> >I agree, and from what I have seen (and practice myself) this is
> >common practice; we don't fix non-{security,critical} bugs in
> >stables anyway, so it makes no sense to keep the bugs open, at least
> >as long as we don't have proper version tracking.
> >  
> Perhaps we should seek to make this explicit policy (such as via a TB 
> decision). That way bug submitter will know that this will happen and 
> volunteer bug triagers will be more confident in closing old bugs.

This is absolutely appropriate, and most bug triage activity that I see
already works this way.  However, it would be logical to document it in the
wiki under HelpingWithBugs.

 - mdz

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