Use of "Future"

David Miller justdave at
Thu Mar 18 22:07:20 UTC 2004

On 3/18/2004 6:51 PM -0300, Christian Robottom Reis wrote:

> I appreciate pushing bugs off because it's a chance you have of actually
> looking at stuff that might have been forgotten -- I added a one-liner
> patch today that wouldn't have been added if I hadn't noticed it during
> the retargetting. My impression is that stuff in "Future" tends to be
> forgotten since we aren't targetting having it fixed at all, ever.

This is a good point.  There's been a number of bugs that have wound up
being marked as duplicates of already-fixed bugs as a result of going
through and actually looking at bugs while triaging them, too. :)

If we move things to future, then we need to remember to go through and
triage future bugs every so often.

Lots of third-party folks looking at Bugzilla see the target milestone and
say "oh, that'll be in 2.18" then when 2.18 comes out they're disappointed
:)  That in itself is probably the biggest reason to target as little as
Dave Miller      Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System   

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