Re: Diet of bugs: the 30-30-30 plan

What should we do about bug reports that are just a crash trace from an
older version? Ie bug #31988?

On Mon, 2001-09-10 at 19:48, Elliot Lee wrote:
> On 10 Sep 2001, Dan Siemon wrote:
> > Could you please summarize what the rules are? Do we consolidate
> > duplicates? If it "works for us" what do we do? What about bugs reported
> > in really old versions?
> > 
> > Sorry to blabber but the last thing I want to do is close bug entries
> > that someone needs.
> I'm glad you asked - that's a very real concern. So far, I have found that
> the biggest problem is bug reports that are requests for tech support,
> incomplete, or irrelevant (e.g. xmms bug reports that come from
> bug-buddy). My sampling was probably not representative of the whole -
> other problems may be more prevelant in other categories.
> The most important thing in a bug report is information on how to
> reproduce the symptoms. If you're pretty sure that the information in the
> report is not going to allow this, it can be closed.
> Another thing that is sometimes necessary is reassigning a bug to a
> different category - e.g. someone filed a bug in gnome-core about the file
> manager. Just change the category and choose "Assign this bug to the owner 
> of the selected component".
> And if you're not 100% sure what to do, you can always check with the 
> mailing list or IRC channel.
> Let me know what I didn't clear up,
> -- Elliot
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