[ros-users] Closing issues only when fixes reach the release repository

Austin Hendrix legotown at aol.com
Tue Mar 5 21:50:39 UTC 2013

I've occasionally had this problem as well.

I'm not sure github supports this, but on other ticketing systems, you 
can move a bug to a "release pending" state once the change has been 
tested and merged into the main repository.

On github, I would probably do this by opening a meta-issue for each 
release, and then all fixes that go into that release can reference it. 
That way we can close individual issues once they're committed, and then 
close the meta-issue when the release happens.


On 03/05/2013 01:47 PM, Ken Conley wrote:
> In general, that's not a common practice with bug trackers.  Some of 
> the reasons include:
>  * There are often multiple release branches -- do you close it when 
> it hits the first branch, or close it when it hits all possible branches?
>  * It makes it much harder to close bugs because it creates a huge lag 
> between when someone works on a bug and when they have to go back, 
> find the bug, and mark it closed.
>  * The person working on the bug and the person creating a release may 
> be different people.
> Changelists for releases are the best place for this sort of 
> information.  Also, including the version number at the time of the 
> fix (or intended version number the fix should appear in) can help 
> mitigate the search issue.
>  - Ken
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Piyush <piyushk at gmail.com 
> <mailto:piyushk at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hey folks,
>     It seems like issues on the ros repository on github are closed as
>     soon as a fix is pushed to source, but have not made it to the release
>     repository. Would it make more sense to tag them as fixed but close
>     the issue only once they've made it to release? It seems to be taking
>     me a long time to trace out whether an updated version of a package
>     (for instance catkin) has been released with a fix since the bug was
>     reported.
>     Thoughts?
>     Thanks,
>     Piyush
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