[webkit-dev] Removing keywords from resolved bugs

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Feb 1 00:03:49 PST 2006

On Jan 31, 2006, at 10:56 PM, Eric Seidel wrote:

> I think that in many cases ("Regression" and "HasReduction" being  
> two) it doesn't make much sense for resolved bugs to carry keywords  
> ("Regression" from what?).

It is useful to know that a fix was for a regression.

> That said, I had intended to only remove the "Regression" keyword  
> to clean up the "known regressions list", and mistakenly removed  
> all of them.
> I'm not sure what the "official" policy on keywords-attached-to- 
> resolved bugs is.  My impression was that we generally removed them  
> after resolution.  Perhaps it's something which needs to be  
> discussed more generally?  Do you have a suggested policy?

I don't think we should remove any keywords on resolution, unless  
whatever they say about the bug is no longer true. A fixed regression  
was still a regression, a bug that had a recution still does. Bugs  
get reopened sometimes if they are not verified as fix, or if they  
pop up again later, it is valuable to save all the information about  


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