As a general principle, you should only ask bug reporters to do work if you
intend to do something with the answer. Or, with other words, it really is
not nice to keep asking "is that bug still there?" until they get tired of the
busywork and leave in disgust.
With that in mind, I believe it is much nicer to just leave the old bugs there.
We never got around to solving the reporter's problem, but at least we did
not add to the pain by asking them to do work and report back, only to
ignore the result of that. Doing that is quite rude.
On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 9:04 AM, Matthias Clasen
> Hey Carlos,
> we discussed gitlab migration for gtk here at the hackfest. Our conclusions
> were as follows:
> * We want to migrate the git repository as soon as possible
> * For bugs:
> * Do a sweep now, close all >5 year old bugs, needinfo all >1 old ones
> * Wait a few weeks, then close the needinfoed bugs that didn't get a
> * Triage the rest
> * Migrate what's left at the end
> Does this sound plausible to you ?
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