I’ve been doing a lot of complaining lately in directly violation of my first post of the year.
Going forward, I’m going to try harder to offer solutions instead of just doing a lot of complaining.
So, lately with Tyler Downer’s post, there’s been a lot of talk about Bugzilla and triage and other things. Yesterday, I was debugging a problem and discovered a bug that had been open for 5+ years with no fix (even though the component it was in had been rewritten in the mean time). (And before you ask, yes I posted a patch.)
The fact is that Bugzilla is a mess, not just with unconfirmed bugs, but with bugs that are no longer relevant, bugs that have already been fixed and more.
So here’s my thought:
Stop all non critical activity on the Mozilla project for one week. All development, all test, etc. Have everyone in the community (and I mean everyone) attack Bugzilla and get it as cleaned up as possible. Have awards for the people that resolve the most bugs.