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Re: Bug maintenance

On Sun, 2016-05-08 at 15:03 -0700, David Wohlferd wrote:
> On 4/28/2016 9:41 AM, Martin Sebor wrote:
> > On 04/28/2016 01:35 AM, David Wohlferd wrote:
> > > As part of the work I've done on inline asm, I've been looking
> > > thru the
> > > bugs for it.  There appear to be a number that have been fixed or
> > > overtaken by events over the years, but the bug is still open.
> > > 
> > > Is closing some of these old bugs of any value?
> > > 
> > > If so, how do I pursue this?
> > 
> > There are nearly 10,000 still unresolved bugs in Bugzilla, almost
> > half of which are New, and a third Unconfirmed, so I'm sure any
> > effort to help reduce the number is of value and appreciated.
> That's exactly what prompted me to ask.  There's such a vast number 
> of them, it's hard to believe that 9 year old bugs are still of
> interest.

Sometimes there is.  Before randomly closing any bugs because they are
too old, one should at least have a look at them and see if they're
still an issue etc.  Often things would've been fixed along the way,
but not all of them.


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