Some bug policies [Was: Bug Digest 5/24]

Dara Hazeghi
Tue May 27 01:14:00 GMT 2003

> I don't think we want discussion of bugs in this
> list. A bug which is
> discussed is lost until it's filed to Bugzilla. And
> besides, we are not
> asking users to post their bugs in gcc-bugs.
> gcc-bugs is just a way to track
> what's going on, people should file bugs to
> Bugzilla, and then discuss them
> on the audit trail of the bug itself.

That's reasonable. I guess sometimes I see people send
messages saying "xyz doesn't work here" I think "abc"
is to blame, and someone will respond in kind, but
that's pretty rare, and usually it's the developers
anyway, so that works I guess...

> Yes, but we still don't want the list to be flooded.
> If you feel that there
> are a certain kind of "bug updates" that shouldn't
> need to be posted on
> gcc-bugs, just raise the issue, we can fully
> configure which kind of mails
> gcc-bugs gets.

I think most of the stuff there is probably okay. It
also seems to be settling down now, as the number of
unconfirmed bugs drops...

> the bug's audit trail,
> you could explain the author to post it to
> gcc-patches. Also, we could add a
> keyword "patch-pending" for bugs whose patch was not
> reviewed yet (but I
> kind of fear that reviewers are not going to query
> for it often...)

Yes, I see what you mean. I'll certainly encourage bug
submitters to send their patches to gcc-patches. I
almost wish there was a Status category for bugs with
submitted patches, but I suppose that'll complicate
things a bit unnecessarily.

> Yes, you usually want to check with the last dot
> release of each branch. Of
> course, if a bug is reported against 3.2.1, and you
> cannot reproduce it with
> 3.2.3, you should check with 3.2.1 or 3.2.0 to see
> if you can reproduce it.
> Closing a bug without being able to reproduce it is
> a risky move.

Right. That's pretty much what I thought. Now if only
I had a bigger disk... :-)



P.S. The number of unconfirmed reports in bugzilla is
now smaller than the number which are awaiting
feedback... Wow!

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