Auto-WONTFIX for old UNCONFIRMED wishlist items

Malte S. Stretz msquadrat.nospamplease-hi6Y0CQ0nG0 at
Sun Nov 7 14:39:11 GMT 2004

On Friday 05 November 2004 21:33 CET Stephan Kulow wrote:
> On Friday 05 November 2004 13:31, Malte S. Stretz wrote:
> > One possible issue with that:  Somebody already complained in some bug
> > that I always report my bugs as NEW, not UNCONFIRMED.  But that's not
> > me but the wizard who either likes and trusts me too much or has a bug
> > somewhere.  I guess that has to be fixed first or the script in
> > question won't make much sense.
> Well, if you got bug rights, 

Ah, k, so its a feature, not a bug :)  Good to know, it just seems like it 
pisses off some people who like to confirm bugs themselves.

> we trust you enough to judge for yourself 
> that a wish of yours that doesn't get any additional votes is a WONTFIX.

Actually, I don't think you can take the count of votes on a wish as a 
marker for the validness of a wish.  Just query for wishes which contain 
"msquadrat" in the reporter field to get all my wishes.  Call me biased but 
I don't think any of those are unrealistic (except maybe 44241 for which 
I've actually got code on my disk but did not test it enough to submit it, 
and maybe 82443 which is actually a bug/missing feature in Qt).

My wishes normally fall into three categories:

1.  Stuff which I myself consider a bug because some feature is not 
implemented completely (59449, 75902) or shows weird behaviour (59448, 
72426, 78106, 81266, 90664).  But those bugs are even below-minor so I 
filed them as a wish.

2.  Some wishes which are only useful in some special and rarely used cases 
(like Xinerama) -- most of the above plus 44241 and 73794.

3.  Other wishes for new features which would be very useful to have for 
"power users" (whoever that may be -- see 80516, 82578, 86432, 92486).

I think none of my wishes have any votes on it (also because the more 
simpler ones were already reported and I just voted on them) but at least 
one got an AOL comment instead of a vote and about other ones I discussed 
with people on IRC or the lists and they thought it was a cool idea.

So, what do I want to say with this?  Dunno, maybe that I understand that 
many of the wishes filed in Bugzilla are actually bullshit, but on the 
other hand are there some pearls within the crap where people (who are 
probably not capable of doing it on their ownes) used the database to jot 
down some nifty ideas, which are maybe hard to implement, but would be very 
useful if they were available.  And it would be a shame if those ideas got 


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