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Re: Issue tracker cleanup: SVN-1254

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_apache.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 01:14:06 +0100

On 25.11.2019 00:15, Nathan Hartman wrote:
> For our weekly episode of Bug Tracker Cleanup, I offer SVN-1254,
> "Poor error messages":
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SVN-1254?issueNumber=1254
>
> The problem with this issue is that it isn't very specific. Indeed,
> the very last activity on it was this note from Karl Fogel in 2004:
>
> [[[
>
>       #########################################################
>       ###                                                   ###
>       ### PLEASE DON'T ADD MORE ERROR MESSAGES TO THIS LIST ###
>       ###                                                   ###
>       #########################################################
>
> In IRC, Ben Reser and I both agreed that this issue was a poor idea.
> A grab bag issue for related bugs means we can never tell what's done
> and what's not, and the issue can never be closed.  We think separate
> issues for new problematic error messages is better, even though it's
> slightly more hassle at filing time.
>
> ]]]
>
> That pretty much sums it up.
>
> Since this is an un-measurable "grab bag" issue and there hasn't been
> activity on it in 15 years, would it be acceptable to close this issue
> and, if there are still poor error messages, create a specific issue
> to deal with each one individually?

Close it. Many, if not all of these messages, have long since been fixed
or become obsolete.

-- Brane
Received on 2019-11-25 01:14:09 CET

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