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Re: Tidying-up the Issues DB

From: James
Subject: Re: Tidying-up the Issues DB
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:54:01 +0000
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On 26/10/15 11:29, Trevor Daniels wrote:
> Devs, Bug Squad:
> Many of the Issues with Status:Started are no longer active, with many not 
> seeing any change for several years.  Following the move of the Issues DB 
> from GC to SF many of the original owners of these Started Issues have not 
> re-registered at SF; indeed many are no longer active on the devel list, and 
> it seems inconsistent for these issues to have a status of Started when they 
> have no Owner.  I'd like to tidy up this situation by reverting these issues 
> to Status:Accepted so they become more obviously available for someone else 
> to select for further work by appearing in the Open (Accepted) list.
> To this end I've already reassigned those not seeing any action for over 3 
> years.  Unless I hear objections I'll continue reassigning more recently 
> moribund issues until the Open (Begun) and Open (Patch) lists reflect more 
> closely the issues actually under active consideration.
> Comments?

I think you should also be setting the 'owner' if it has any to 'blank'
(if that wasn't already implied) for issues that are 'Started' and have
an 'owner' but have had no activity for a similar amount of time.

I think this may overlap the 'patch-abandoned' discussion - which i
still need to go back a review as part of my Patch Meister duties.


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