Closing inactive bugs
I just did my regular run over all the firstname.lastname@example.org bugs and ended up closing about 10 of them because we’d asked for some more info, or for the reporter to test a newer kernel, but the user had not responded given a few weeks to do so.
Do other package maintainers see this kind of thing happening much? I don’t like to close bugs knowing that its quite likely that they still exist, but if they are left open they wouldn’t go anywhere either. I’d guess that testing a newer kernel is considerably more effort than trying a different version of most other packages, but I’d be interested to know if this pattern is repeated over the other areas of Gentoo, and how those maintainers deal with it.