Almost two months ago, the QA folks put out a call to help reduce the unwieldy number of “unconfirmed” bugs reported against Firefox. I was curious about how things are going, and was stunned to see the progress to date:
Roughly 2000 fewer bugs, and that’s in addition to however many have been filed since then. So, not only is this effort matching the rate of incoming bugs, but it’s clearing the backlog faster than they have historically been filed. Wow. Bug counts are significantly down in just about every category referenced by the original QA post; Sam says that this isn’t just because of QA’s effort, but that participation in the effort has been widespread. Awesome.
I’ve been tackling unconfirmed Password Manager bugs (along with a huge amount of help from Anthony Hughes), and I think things are well under control now:
Of course, this is only part of the story, as a fair fraction of these bugs have been confirmed, and are now part of the 88 currently-open bugs against Password Manager. But work at reducing that number is also underway. 🙂