Soft close

jwalker at jwalker at
Mon Feb 29 13:34:04 UTC 2016

On Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:28:43 PM UTC, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> On 26/02/16 16:21, jwa... at wrote:
> > I think I'd like to proposing a new bug status: WAITING
> Can you explain (other than the comment-to-reopen) how this is different
> from the existing status INCOMPLETE? It seems like people use this for
> resolving things where someone is ignoring an ni? request.
> The way to avoid getting searches for bugs which are a good idea but
> need someone to work on them, is to have a Future milestone or similar.
> Marking the bug as RESOLVED with some resolution is just going to mean
> people don't find it.

So maybe I'm using the wrong terminology. This would be an extra entry into the list that is UNCONFIRMED, NEW, ASSIGNED, REOPENED, RESOLVED, VERIFIED, CLOSED
Rather than a resolution type (which is what I see INCOMPLETE as)

Why do I want it?
* It allows me to ignore bugs which have no STR, or for which we need more info unless someone gets back to us
* It allows me to soft close feature requests from a contributor that we don't have time for, without the brutality of RESOLVED/INCOMPLETE or RESOLVED/WONTFIX.

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