[arch-general] closed bugs, open comments?

Geoffroy Carrier geoffroy.carrier at koon.fr
Tue Feb 17 11:42:20 EST 2009

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 17:23, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> Sometimes you just have useful information that would interest the
> original poster, the people who helped him out and/or anyone who reads
> the ticket afterwards because he has the same problem.

I'd agree with that.
A bug can be closed because it is upstream and have workarounds, and
people that will search about this bug will end on the bug report, so
workarounds belong here IMHO.
A bug can be closed and happen again, it would be bureaucratic to
report the same bug again.
A bug can be fixed by a method that limits some features, but could be
fixed by another which wouldn't have those limitations. Mailing the
maintainer means that it will only be widely available once the
maintainer made the change. Then providing the alternative method via
a comment on the bug report seems a good way IMHO, as everyone can try
it ASAP.

Geoffroy Carrier

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