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Re: Number of reported bugs - Eclipse versions [message #51702] Tue, 12 February 2008 18:59
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Originally posted by: wharley.bea.com

"Martin" <weiglhofer@ist.tugraz.at> wrote in message
news:fos8l4$hce$1@build.eclipse.org...
> Walter Harley wrote:
>> Bugs have whatever version they were reported against. That's not an
>> automated feature, it just depends on the person reporting the bug. If
>> you
>> report a bug, you say what version you're reporting it on. Probably a
>> lot
>> of the time, people misreport, e.g. they report "3.2" when really they're
>> using 3.2.2.
>
> Thanks for clarifying this. If I understood that explanation correctly
> this implies for me, that reports generated by bugs.eclipse.org may be
> misinterpreted.
>
> For example, consider the report [1] which shows the number of
> open/unconfirmed/assigned bugs for every Eclipse version. Using the
> above explanation, this means for me, that this graph should be a
> stair-case like function instead of having a saw tooth like shape.
>
> Am I right?

No, because when a bug is closed, it is no longer open/unconfirmed/assigned.
You'd only see a staircase if bugs were never closed. Hopefully we're a
little better than that :-)

But it is true that any report will be just an approximation. Everything to
do with bugs - even whether something is or is not a bug - represents a
judgement call by human beings.
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