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Re: Number of reported bugs - Eclipse versions [message #51698] Mon, 11 February 2008 12:10 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

Copying this thread over to eclipse.foundation where it might be more
appropriate.


Martin wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I've a question about the bug reports listed in bugs.eclipse.org.
> Bugzilla's report "bug-count over eclipse version" shows that the number
> of bugs for minor releases is much lower than the bug count for major
> releases (e.g. version 3.0.2 compared to 3.0). Is a bug that is reported
> for version 3.0, also a bug in version 3.0.2? Do bugs that are reported
> in e.g. version 3.1 also belong to version 3.1.2?
>
> Furthermore, I'm search for statistics about how many users are there
> for different versions of Eclipse. Are there any such figures?
>
> I apologies if this is the wrong place for posting this question.
> However, if this is the wrong news-group maybe someone can give me a
> pointer where I can get an answer to my question.
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
> Best regards,
> Martin
>
Re: Number of reported bugs - Eclipse versions [message #51712 is a reply to message #51698] Wed, 13 February 2008 18:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: eclipseng.arthorne.com

I must be misunderstanding the question, but if it's a bug in version X,
it remains a bug until the release in which it's fixed. I.e., if it's
reported in 3.1, and fixed in 3.3.2, then it's also a bug in 3.1.1,
3.1.2, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3, and 3.3.1. I don't think there's any way
to capture this in bugzilla reports. Also, the version number field in
bugzilla is not very reliable - many users don't actually set this field
when they report bugs, and it assumes some default value.
--

> Martin wrote:
>> I've a question about the bug reports listed in bugs.eclipse.org.
>> Bugzilla's report "bug-count over eclipse version" shows that the
>> number of bugs for minor releases is much lower than the bug count for
>> major releases (e.g. version 3.0.2 compared to 3.0). Is a bug that is
>> reported for version 3.0, also a bug in version 3.0.2? Do bugs that
>> are reported in e.g. version 3.1 also belong to version 3.1.2?
Re: Number of reported bugs - Eclipse versions [message #51721 is a reply to message #51712] Thu, 14 February 2008 09:41 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com

It is interesting/dismaying to me that we see periodic questions of this
nature around here. Basically, someone wanting to data-mine Bugzilla. In
every case, it seems the person wanting to do so has overlooked the fact
that Bugzilla data is inherently unreliable (there is no QA of the data,
of course). It seems people really want to measure stuff that has no
meaningful measurement axis - I wonder if PhDs or $$$ are being given
for research that measures and analyzes inherently inaccurate and
unreliable data...

Eric


John Arthorne wrote:
> I must be misunderstanding the question, but if it's a bug in version X,
> it remains a bug until the release in which it's fixed. I.e., if it's
> reported in 3.1, and fixed in 3.3.2, then it's also a bug in 3.1.1,
> 3.1.2, 3.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.3, and 3.3.1. I don't think there's any way
> to capture this in bugzilla reports. Also, the version number field in
> bugzilla is not very reliable - many users don't actually set this field
> when they report bugs, and it assumes some default value.
> --
>
>> Martin wrote:
>>> I've a question about the bug reports listed in bugs.eclipse.org.
>>> Bugzilla's report "bug-count over eclipse version" shows that the
>>> number of bugs for minor releases is much lower than the bug count
>>> for major releases (e.g. version 3.0.2 compared to 3.0). Is a bug
>>> that is reported for version 3.0, also a bug in version 3.0.2? Do
>>> bugs that are reported in e.g. version 3.1 also belong to version 3.1.2?
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