[openstack-dev] [Fuel] Duplicate bugs vs reopening unrelated bugs

Dmitry Borodaenko dborodaenko at mirantis.com
Wed Nov 19 01:30:57 UTC 2014


I've added the following paragraph into Fuel's How to contribute Wiki page:

"Before creating a new bug, it's always a good idea to check if a bug
like that already exists in the project, and update an existing bug
instead of creating something that will later have to be discarded as
a duplicate. However, it is important to make sure that both bugs are
really related, dealing with a duplicate is much easier than
untangling several unrelated lines of investigation mixed into one
bug. Do not ever reopen bugs with generic catch-all titles like
"Horizon crashed" or "HA doesn't work" that can cover whole ranges of
root causes. Do not create new bugs with such titles, either: be as
specific about the nature of the problem as you can."

Overly generic bugs and the related problem of reopening or hijacking
unrelated bugs has been an anti-pattern in our Launchpad bugs lately,
please take above into consideration when reporting bugs.

Thank you,

Dmitry Borodaenko

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