OCT
17
2006

Too Many Bugs

I spent many hours the past couple months bug fixing two of my favorite KDE PIM applications (KOrganizer and KMail). And I'm not even making a small dent in the bug pile.

700+ Open KOrganizer Bugs

2600+ Open KMail Bugs

Sure, many of them are wishes. But many are real bugs and crashes too.

It would really help if people could upgrade to KDE 3.5.5 (or at least KDE 3.5.4) and then let us know about bugs that seem to be fixed. Every little bit helps. If the bug is still present, any extra info you could attach to the bug report may also give us a hint. Backtraces are invaluable when going after crashes.

No need to blast us with simple "bug still present in KDE 3.5.5" messages.

Comments

No need to blast us with simple "bug still present in KDE 3.5.5" messages.

How would I know then, that a horde of other ppl already checked for this bug in 3.5.5? If I were (and will) go look for applicability of the bug to updated KDE, i would find a small note like that helpfull.

Is there any other way of setting "checked with current version, still valid" flag for chain-bug-verifiers?


By suslikreal at Tue, 10/17/2006 - 05:42

Yeah, good point.
AFAIK bugs.kde.org doesn't have a VALID-FOR-VERSION=x.y.z flag.

So I agree with you: a "still present in 3.5.5" message would be a good thing too.


By awinterz at Tue, 10/17/2006 - 14:00

I think it would be really useful if we would pick a Saturday or Sunday to mimic the same we did some weeks ago for Konqueror: one day for validating, squashing and confirming bugs.

Bram Schoenmakers
KDE Netherlands (www.kde.nl)


By Bram Schoenmakers at Tue, 10/17/2006 - 11:34