[Python-Dev] bug triage

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 16:14:20 CET 2010

On Jan 6, 2010, at 7:29 AM, Tarek Ziadé wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Michael Foord
> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> On 06/01/2010 11:19, Chris Withers wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Is there a high volume of incoming bugs to the Python tracker?
>>> If so, I'd like to help with triaging. I think I have all the necessary
>>> access, what I'm missing is the knowledge of how to set myself up to get
>>> notifications of new bugs...
>>> How do I do that?
>> Bug triaging is one of Python's "big needs" and anything you do to help on
>> this score would be much appreciated. Particularly reviewing new and
>> outstanding issues.
> Another useful triage I think, is to review the oldest bugs (some of
> them are > 5 years)
> and remove the ones that are not relevant anymore, or duplicate with
> newer entries.

I was actually thinking about that the other day when I saw that the average age of bugs on the Python tracker was at some hideously large 3 digit number.  

The 'success' statistic would be to bring that down below, say, 100.


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