Improving Bugzilla Status Names

Andrew Crouthamel andrew at crouthamel.us
Fri Sep 7 00:43:46 BST 2018


I spent some time looking through RESOLVED > INVALID bugs to see how they are being used. The vast majority are for closing bug reports that were upstream/downstream, no response from reporter, or not a bug to begin with. It appears renaming INVALID to NOTABUG would be a good change, as some of the other bugs that have been closed as RESOLVED > INVALID would be better served under RESOLVED > WORKSFORME (bug report with no response from reporter) or RESOLVED > UPSTREAM (bug report with problematic Nvidia drivers) or RESOLVED > DOWNSTREAM (bug report with distro problems).

Regarding closing wishlist items with, I believe RESOLVED > LATER is a good choice, it appears others are already doing that.

Here is my follow-up change recommendation based on feedback and research:

UNCONFIRMED -> REPORTED
WONTFIX -> INTENTIONAL
INVALID -> NOTABUG

Andrew Crouthamel

‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐
On 6 September 2018 1:57 PM, Karl Ove Hufthammer <karl at huftis.org> wrote:

> Andrew Crouthamel skreiv 05. sep. 2018 23:49:
>
> > Does anyone else have comments on status names? The name itself or yay/nay on renames?
> > Here are some updated proposed names based on feedback and thesaurus searching:
> > UNCONFIRMED -> REPORTED or OPEN
> > WONTFIX -> ASDESIGNED or INTENTIONAL
> > INVALID -> NOTABUG or ERRONEOUS
>
> I like REPORTED and INTENTIONAL. And if underscores are allowed, I would
> prefer them, e.g. NOT_A_BUG.
>
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>
> Karl Ove Hufthammer




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