[development] Re: fixed project releases

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Fri Jan 27 21:40:51 UTC 2006

andrew morton wrote:
> On 1/27/06, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
>>>One related issue: any issue  that says "cvs" now and does not get
>>>fixed, remains as cvs even if we release 4.7, then 4.8 then 5.0, then
>>>5.1, ...etc. Later someone has to go thru and mark some of them as
>>>no longer applicable, ...etc.
>>It does not work this way. One bug filed against cvs in the 4.5 days
>>could still perfectly be applicable against current days CVS. The fact
>>that a new release is out, does not mean every bug against the
>>prereleease code is now fixed, or should be fixed in that release cycle.
> You're right that they *could* be applicable but odds are they don't.
> But if the issue is still applicable the original submitter or someone
> else who encouters it can still re-open it. As Moshe said, it's a good
> time to clear out the clutter.
> andrew

Well, I said the version should not be changed to some given version
number instead of CVS. I did't say that old bugs should not be closed.


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