Bugzilla Cleanup

Robby Workman rw at rlworkman.net
Wed Dec 3 05:04:09 CET 2014

I'm trying to do some cleanup and triaging of bug reports on 
xfce's bugzilla, and recently I've been looking at old (<2010)
reports with the intent of finding out whether they're still
valid (and if not, closing them). In the process, I noticed that
there are LOTS of bugs for components that are not considered 
part of Xfce any more (e.g. xfprint4) or are no longer maintained 
or considered usable (e.g. xfmedia). I've closed out all of those
two component's bugs with WONTFIX and a message indicating why.

I'd like input from the Xfce developers (and other distribution
maintainers perhaps) on what other components can be closed out
as WONTFIX (or other if preferred).

Some that come to mind are:

  libxfcegui4 (won't be part of 4.12)
  pyxfce (appears to be unmaintained now)
  xfc (appears to be unmaintained now)
  xfce-installer (no intent to start doing this again, right?)
  xfce4-cellmodem-plugin (appears to be unmaintained)
    * probably the same for several other goodies, but that
      alone doesn't necessarily mean they should be closed out,
      I think - some still are in widespread usage
  xfce4-icon-theme (will this be staying dead or are there 
    plans to revive it?)
  xfce4-xfapplet-plugin (appears unmaintained, and possibly
    irrelevant anyway since GNOME3, but perhaps MATE folks
    still want it)
To be clear, I'm not suggesting that bugs be closed as WONTFIX
*only* because something is unmaintained, but if some component
is not maintained, not considered useful these days, and has 
basically no chance of anyone ever deciding to revive it, it
would be nice to get those bugs closed and removed from the
list of open reports.

On a related note, this would perhaps be a good time for someone
with appropriate access to move any such trees to the "archive" 
directory in git.


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