inactive issues

Thomas Tuegel ttuegel at
Tue Feb 24 22:12:50 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:52 PM, lennart spitzner
<lsp at> wrote:
> hi,
> i noticed today's run at the closing "inactive" issues on the tracker. i would like to to ask an innocent question: what exactly is the benefit of this action?
> (i disclose that it seems to me that valid, if inactive, issues are being closed, which i do not like. but before complaining, i want to know the
> counter-arguments).

The most important reason is that we do not now, nor will we ever,
have the human resources to fix all those issues. When we have done
this before, we usually get a few people who chime in about an issue
that still affects them. This allows us to prioritize on issues that
cause actual developers actual problems. It also lets us find these
issues; there are still valid issues back there, on Page 28 of our
GitHub issue tracker, but I know I never venture back there.

If an issue was closed that still causes you problems, you should by
all means request that it be reopened.

Thomas Tuegel

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