Bugzilla Cleanup

Nick Schermer nick at xfce.org
Wed Dec 3 09:00:26 CET 2014

On Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 5:04 AM, Robby Workman <rw at rlworkman.net> wrote:
> 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 part of Xfce any more (e.g. xfprint4) or are no longer maintained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)

The products moved to the archive (no new bugs allowed) category a
long time ago (well some of them) i can move the icons there too. We
can close the archive bugs as WONTFIX (there are 101 of them if you
include the icons) that probably fine.

> 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.


I'll move icons + installer there too.


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