[webkit-dev] Removing keywords from resolved bugs

Trey Matteson trey at usa.net
Wed Feb 1 09:38:24 PST 2006

I totally agree.  This idea of removing keywords on resolution makes  
no sense to me (and is a loss of useful info).  By that logic, why  
not delete the whole record from the DB since they are no longer bugs  
in the code?


On Feb 1, 2006, at 12:03 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> 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 them.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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