Re: Number of bugs - statistics

From: James Courtier-Dutton
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 06:35:51 EST

Adrian Bunk wrote:
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 09:20:46AM -0700, Natalie Protasevich wrote:
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Andrew sees and handles the majority of incoming bug reports.
Ask him whether he agress with this.

And ALSA alone has 2000 open bug reports, which makes the open ACPI or
SCSI bug numbers relatively irrelevant in any "number of bugs"

Not everyone uses Bugzilla (e.g. ALSA uses Mantis).

And the majority of bug reports might still go only to mailing lists and not into any bugtracker at all. As long as this happens the data is simply not available.

by various criteria: ALSA bugs
are numerous, which is not important for most enterprise server users
who would completely disregard this category, whereas desktop users
will probably concentrate on those more than any other.

Although ALSA might have a lot of bug reports. Any bugs that affect kernel stability are fixed quickly.
The rest of the ALSA bugs are more along the lines of "This feature on this particular sound card variant does not seem to work". This generally implies un-implemented features that uses now want. Some times the fix is simply adding that variant to the quirks list and finding out which quirk should be applied.
So, once one removes the "un-implemented features" category from the ALSA bug list, one would expect the remaining number to be low.

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