Virgil Dupras wrote:
On 2/18/08, Steve Holden email@example.com wrote:
I'm not sure we should be throwing RFE's away with such casual abandon just because nobody had time to pay them any attention in six months - nor bugs neither, come to that.
Well, we have to evaluate the chances of our older tickets to come to completion. I'm of the opinion that ticket getting older have very small chances of ever being completed. RFE for python 2.4 are likely to be irrelevant. old bugs are likely to already be fixed. Maybe we could run a statistical analysis to compute the chances of a ticket that have seen no activity for 8 months to ever be successfully completed? How many successful tickets to we have that had a 8+ months gap between activity? Or maybe we could just clean out the 400 tickets that are 2+ years old? What are the chances for a 2 years old ticket to be completed?
But the decision shouldn't be made on the age of the ticket, rather on the (continued?) validity of the information it contains.
I appreciate the desire to "keep the issue tracker clean", but I think human intelligence needs to be applied to the task, not just a date-based cutoff.