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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-07-05 22:00:28

on Thu Jul 05 2007, David Abrahams <> wrote:

> on Thu Jul 05 2007, Marshall Clow <> wrote:
>> [ 323 open bugs today - down from 325 on Tuesday ]
>> 52 None
>> 43 nobody
> Marshall,
> It might be good to start these statistics reports with a little
> preamble about what people should do with them. One obvious way to
> help is to triage unassigned bugs by assigning them to the right
> people. Another thing people can do is reassign bugs assigned to old
> sourceforge IDs to the corresponding new trac IDs if they've changed.
> I'm just thinking on my feet, here. My main concern is that a large
> pile of unassigned bugs means they probably won't be dealt with, and
> no actual developer will rise to the top of the "list of shame."
> Another thing: The "reporter" field is a SourceForge UserID. If you
> change "foo" to "foo_at_[hidden]" in the reporter field, the person
> will actually get emails when you update the ticket. Too bad that
> wasn't part of the conversion, but what can you do?

Oh, and another thing: there are lots and lots of "feature request"
tickets that are actually requests for new libraries. All of these
can be closed as invalid. Feature request tickets can't be assigned
to anyone unless they belong to a library. New libraries arise
through a different process.

Dave Abrahams
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