On Launchpad Bug Status values

Emmet Hikory emmet.hikory at gmail.com
Sun Oct 28 01:17:10 GMT 2007

Emmet Hikory wrote:
> "Deferred"
> This status indicates that while this bug is valid, and there is
> sufficient information to understand the cause, there is no current
> intention to fix the problem by the project against which the bug is
> reported. Deferred is meant to capture the cases where a reporter's
> request is unlikely to be addressed in the project, and the reporter
> would do well to pursue other channels in parallel.

Tony Yarusso wrote:
> Could this status also be used for cases of "This is a legitimate bug,
> but the project developer does not have the knowledge necessary to fix
> it at this time. You may need to wait a while until they do, or it
> may be more efficient to offer a bounty to someone else, in which case
> the developer would be happy to take their patch."?

    Certainly.   I was having difficulty determining how this status
would be useful to non-distribution projects, but think you've
described an excellent use case.  Thank you.


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