On Thu, 04 Nov 2010 16:10:17 -0400, Matt McCutchen wrote:
On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 09:38 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> The practical point is that F12
> is about to go EOL which means the bug must be closed...
Why? Obviously it needs to be clear that nothing further should be
expected from the maintainer unless/until the version is bumped. But
the project can choose to indicate that by closing the bugs as WONTFIX
or some other way, e.g., another resolution or by customizing Bugzilla
to show a notice on bugs that are open against an EOL version of Fedora.
Personally, I dislike the use of WONTFIX because philosophically I think
it doesn't fit, and practically it makes zapped bugs impossible to
distinguish from real WONTFIX bugs in searches
This is my problem with the auto closing also. Leaving a bug open allows
a more dedicated maintainer to come along (even years later) and actually
fix or even apply patches that are still relevant without wasting time
with bugs that we're actually looked at and legitimately closed.