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Re: Bug maintenance
- From: Jeff Law <law at redhat dot com>
- To: David Wohlferd <dw at LimeGreenSocks dot com>, Martin Sebor <msebor at gmail dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 07:15:38 -0600
- Subject: Re: Bug maintenance
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On 05/08/2016 04:03 PM, David Wohlferd wrote:
I consistently fix a few of these for every release, as do other
developers. They're all still of interest, though regressions certainly
get the most attention.
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.
I do think the backlog is too large and needs a good cleanout and will
encourage anyone with an interest to do whatever they can to flush out