please advice

Christian Reis kiko at
Tue Sep 30 18:13:45 UTC 2003

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 09:26:49AM -0700, sadia aina wrote:
> 1. every bug that is fixed needs a patch, but i can
> see on query page in which there are fixed bugs whose
> attachment is not a patch, why? is test case or some
> text file could be used to fix a bug.

Every rule has an exception, too :-) Occasionally, a bug will be

    - FIXED without a patch because the solution was trivial
    - FIXED without a patch because the module it touches doesn't
      require peer review (I think Phoenix/Firebird went through this
      phase, and maybe for many changes it still does)
    - FIXED without a patch because somebody selected the wrong
      Resolution (it should have been WORKSFORME, for instance).

The main point is that the module defines the review process (and not
all modules require review) *and* that this is a human process, and as
such, people make mistakes, forget, ignore policy, etc.

> 3. If every fixed bug needs a patch then why the
> ispatch feild in attachments table can contain a null
> value.

Because not all attachments are necessarily patches?

Take care,
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