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From: Rich Freeman <rich0@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] pushing fixes to stable before closing bugs
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 16:29:10
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] pushing fixes to stable before closing bugs by "Paweł Hajdan
On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 6:34 AM, "Paweł Hajdan, Jr."
<phajdan.jr@g.o> wrote:
> The idea is that if you only fix in ~arch, you risk a serious and > _known_ regression in stable, which could be easily avoided.
How can you have a regression in stable if stable has the bug already? A regression is when you have a stable package with a bug, then you introduce a new stable package that doesn't have that bug, and then you introduce yet another new stable package that has the same bug back again. While I can see some value in tracking whether bugs have made it to stable yet, I think we need better tools if we want to do that. Otherwise it is a big housekeeping mess tracking what is and isn't in stable yet. I see the value when we're talking about security bugs, or very critical bugs, but for the run-of-the-mill minor issues that are the majority of bug reports I don't see the value in keeping bugs open for a month or two just to track that the inevitable hasn't happened yet. Rich