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Re: Bug Database is not yet open for business


jp.charras@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Dick Hollenbeck a écrit :

Karl Schmidt wrote:
Any updates on the Bug database? An ETA?

https://answers.launchpad.net/malone/+question/106874    Says it all.
The database *is now usable*, because we have learned that if and when the import of the old bugs is done, the import will *add* old bugs to the new bugs, not overwrite.

I am currently of the (weak) opinion that the cost to benefit ratio of importing the old bugs is now in favor of not importing the old bugs. I have invested a good bit of time in IRC pleading with folks to get it done, fine tuning import export prep utilities, only to continually be met with excuse after excuse. So I have given up.

If somebody else wants to baby sit it, they are welcome. Otherwise if it happens it happens, I don't have any more energy for it.

The old bugs are in <src>/Documentation/kicad_export.xml.bz2 and on my website in a different form waiting for Deryk to do what he has said he would do.

I am also in the opinion that the cost to import a list of bugs that are in many cases outdated is too high. many recent reported bugs were fixed, and many bugs in this list are just noise.

And thanks for the lot of time you spent to manage the Launchpad transfert.

JP Charras

Thank you for the recognition, and for all the work that you do.

Back to the subject now. Even if the cost were zero, is it even advantageous to have all the old bugs? In other words, should we simply cancel the action request manifested in the launchpad "question"?

I am beginning to think that searching through old bugs is particularly helpful, and if we need to, we have them in a separate form for referral purposes.

Jean Pierre, this really should be your decision, since currently you are the one working these bugs most actively. If the decision is to NOT import the old bugs, that can be handled by simply closing the question and stating why. I am happy to close the question if you want to omit the old bugs. It might be cumbersome digging an attachment out of the old bug export, and I believe that the import WILL include these attachments. So this needs to be considered.

I am very minor preference for not doing the import, (even if it were easy) but will defer to the decisions of those with a stronger opinion on this subject.


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