Questions about Mousepad and Bugzilla

Nick Schermer nick at
Fri Sep 21 13:03:43 CEST 2012

On 2012-08-31 02:08, Matthew Brush wrote:
> Hi,
> Once in a while I check in on Mousepad bugs on the bug tracker, since
> I had previously done some sort of large changes on the new Mousepad,
> I'm sufficiently familiar with the sources. So I had a few random
> questions in no particular order:
> 1. (@Nick) do you want me to be Mousepad "maintainer"? I currently
> don't get notifications from Bugzilla and don't get assigned any bugs
> automatically. It's fine with me to make these happen if you want.

Done you can also update the version info etc.

> 2. Is Erik Harrison still around, and if that is you, do you still
> like to hack on (new) Mousepad?

No he is not.

> 3. Since Mousepad was re-written from scratch, what to do about all
> the old bugs which have no relevance whatsoever to the new sources?
> Once the new Mousepad is released, should all the old bugs just be
> closed?

Yes, only keep unresolved feature requests open.

> 4. How long are XFCE apps' old version usually supported? For
> example, would someone apply bug fixes to the old Leafpad fork of
> Mousepad when that code base is entirely obsoleted by the re-write?

I wouldn't do that if I were you. The Leafpad port is not used but much 
people, so focus on the new code.

> 5. How to use Bugzilla to get a list of: "Bugs related to the new
> re-write of Mousepad in chronological order".

What exactly do you mean by that?

Bit of a late reply, but there you go...


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