Bug targets

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Sep 4 10:06:10 EDT 2013

John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:

> On Sep 2, 2013, at 1:39 PM, Geert Janssens <janssens-geert at telenet.be> wrote:
>> On Monday 02 September 2013 19:48:48 Christian Stimming wrote:
>>> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> schrieb:
>>>> BZ has an enormous number of old target versions which makes for very
>>>> long lists when picking. I just modified all of the already-released
>>>> versions to sort to the bottom, but would anything bad happen if I
>>>> just deleted all previous releases? None of them are in use.
>>> In use by currently open bugs, you mean? Unfortunately bugzilla won't
>>> allow to delete old versions if there are closed bugs on them. I
>>> think that's why this list grows larger and larger...
>>>> Similarly I'd like to clean out the "version" list as well to include
>>>> only those versions which have bugs on them (which includes every
>>>> release from 2.2.0 on. I propose to consolidate all of the 2.0 and
>>>> 2.3 releases into 2.0.x and 2.3.x respectively.
>>>> Any objections or concerns?
>>> All consolidation that is possible technically is fine with me.
>> +1
> Still feel that way after a few *thousand* bug-mails?

I only got ~500..

In retrospect I'm wondering if there was a better way, like changing the
names so that they sort late in the list so that the "real" ones will be
at the top and easy to find?

> It's done for now: I left 2.2.9 as a separate version because we do
> occasionally get reports against it. All of the old milestones have
> been deleted as well, and I corrected 2.5.4 to 2.5.5, which is the
> next release, and added 2.5.6. I also moved all of the open bugs in
> 2.5.x to 2.6.0 and deleted 2.5.x as a milestone--we'll never do a
> 2.5.x release.

No, but in a decade wont someone want to merge all the 2.5.n numbers to

> Regards,
> John Ralls


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