[arch-dev-public] Allow comments on closed bugs?

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Sat Mar 13 15:13:08 CET 2010

On 03/13/2010 04:58 AM, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Am Samstag, 13. März 2010 01:58:02 schrieb Dan McGee:
>> I've often wanted to add comments to closed issues in the past and
>> have been unable to. For things like a performance bug, it is often
>> helpful a few days down the road to post results of the fix once a few
>> people have tested it. It doesn't make sense to leave the bug open if
>> it is fixed in git, but many people that followed the bug would find
>> it interesting.
> Yes, there are sometimes situations where I wanted to add a more or less
> important comment to a bug reports but it was just closed.
> In the other hand I see the problems of never ending discussions and flame
> wars.
> But as we don't know which of these cases occur more often we could just
> enable that feature for a month and decide afterwards.

I thought seriously about this point, but came out on the other side of 
it-- I'm fine with people doing a reopen request to add an extra comment 
when that comes up. I expect it's few cases, compared to the number of 
bugs I now look at in a month, and if it starts occurring so much that 
it's annoying to those of us wrangling with the bugs, we can turn on 
post-close comments.

- P

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