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Re: [Bug] Unexpected bug suspension

Mikael Magnusson wrote on Thu, 21 May 2020 11:23 +0200:
> On 5/21/20, Rudi C <rudiwillalwaysloveyou@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Considering this bug (or a very similar variant) was reported before and
> > the issue just died a silent death, I think it's a good idea to create a
> > Github repo for tracking zsh issues. Github issue tracker is a lot better
> > than mailing lists, as things have a dichotomy of being  open/closed, and
> > can be labeled. It is harder for issues to die a silent death there. It is
> > also easier to contribute to that, and easier to unsubscribe (I don't think
> > one can unsubscribe from a mailing list post one participated in, as people
> > (wisely) use reply-all.).  
> As a counterpoint to that, I give you
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=734643 which has been
> open for 8 years. Nobody cares about bugs more just because they are
> "open" in some bug tracker.

True, but I think Rudi did have a valid point as well.

One can't get people to solve bugs by recording those bugs in
a different kind of database.  In general, one can't solve a social
problem by technical means.  However, having a bug tracker would solve
a _technical_ problem: it would provide an easy way to enumerate and
grep the list of all known, unresolved issues, and to access the latest
status of each.



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