[GNC-dev] What about outdated open bugs in Gnucash Bugzilla?

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Sun Oct 27 23:03:55 EDT 2019


That's a worthwhile idea that could be easily applied to all bugs over n years old. One could start with n around 10, perhaps meaning everything against versions before 2.4.0.  Care to spend some quality time in Bugzilla?

John Ralls

> On Oct 27, 2019, at 3:14 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> Possibly an alternative, used in Ubuntu for example, is when a version
> goes out of support that any bugs against that version have a comment
> added saying the version is out of support, saying that if the bug is
> relevant to a later version then please to post a comment, and marking
> the bug as needing info, so it will expire after a time if there is no
> input,
> Colin
> On Sun, 27 Oct 2019 at 21:46, David Cousens <davidcousens at bigpond.com> wrote:
>> John,
>> Is there perhaps a need to place maintenance limits on GnuCash release
>> versions,  i.e. at a specified time after release they become unsupported,
>> as is bugs and all. This is more than likely what actually happens in
>> practice given limited skilled developer time. As bug reports are often tied
>> to a specific version, bugs could then be removed from bugzilla when the
>> version they apply to becomes unsupported.  Most bugs are not show stoppers
>> and those that are or are particularly inconvenient are usually fixed fairly
>> quickly after release.
>> Enhancement requests could possibly have a longer lifetime but perhaps there
>> is a need for expiry on those as well. E.g. if they didn't make it into the
>> next major release and you really need that feature you raise the issue
>> again (or work on it yourself).
>> David Cousens
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