[RFC] Bugzilla Cleanup

Dirk Wallenstein halsmit at t-online.de
Tue Sep 20 23:42:16 PDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 09:54:35AM +0200, Matthieu Herrb wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 12:17:33AM -0700, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:
> > So, one of the things talked about at XDC was just how icky bugzilla has become.  There are a ton of open bugs which haven't been touched in ages and either don't apply any more or don't have sufficient information to act upon.  I would like to spend some effort cleaning these up, but before I go and make thousands of changes, I wanted to discuss my plans in case anyone has objections, suggestions, and critiques.
> > 
> > My thoughts:
> > 
> > 1) Close all NEEDINFO and notourbug bugs which haven't been touched in over a year.
> > 
> > 2) Clean up keywords (how do I do this?)
> >    2a) Remove "cleanup0407" 
> >    2b) Remove movetoxkc (and move those bugs to xkeyboard-config if applicable)
> >    2c) Add "HITLIST" for top issues that we should focus on addressing soon (ie: this will be a nag list).  Is there a way to restrict who can add certain keywords?
> >    2d) Add "NOMINATE" to allow reporters to nominate the issue as a hitlist bug.  Maintainers can go through and review nominated bugs to see if they want to HITLIST them or not.
> >    2e) Add "STALE" keyword which will be used to automatically close old, stale bugs (below)
> > 
> > 3) Add the STALE keyword to all bugs with a note that they will be closed if nobody comments in the bug within 2 weeks if they satisfy each of the following: 
> >    3a) haven't been touched in >= 2 years
> >    3b) Have no other keywords
> > 
> > 4) 2 weeks later, I will act on #3 and close all bugs which received no comments.  Those which did have a comment will be reviewed and screened appropriately.
> > 
> That looks ok to me too, even if the 2 weeks period looks a bit short
> to me, but I understand that you want to move forward. 
> I recently looked at the X.Org patchwork
> (http://patchwork.freedesktop.org/project/Xorg/list/). It also
> appears to have a lot of stale data. Any plans to clean it up too ?

A while ago there were some plans in Patchwork, to link to a repo and
automatically find merged patches (git patch-id, etc), but I don't know
if that became reality.


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