Clean up old PRs

Jerry jerry at
Mon May 16 12:02:13 UTC 2011

There are several PRs that are years (literally) old. For example:

o 2005/10/13 ports/87397 edwin [patch] incorrect use of PAPERSIZE make variable in some ports

Maybe it is time that some of these extremely old PRs be put to rest.
Perhaps a new classification should be added. Presently there are
several possible classifications:

o - open
    A problem report has been submitted, no sanity checking performed.
a - analyzed
    The problem is understood and a solution is being sought.
f - feedback
    Further work requires additional information from the originator or
    the community - possibly confirmation of the effectiveness of a
    proposed solution.
p - patched
    A patch has been committed, but some issues (MFC and / or
    confirmation from originator) are still open.
r - repocopy
    The resolution of the problem report is dependent on a repocopy
    operation within the CVS repository which is awaiting completion.
s - suspended
    The problem is not being worked on, due to lack of information or
    resources. This is a prime candidate for somebody who is looking
    for a project to do. If the problem cannot be solved at all, it
    will be closed, rather than suspended.
c - closed
    A problem report is closed when any changes have been integrated,
    documented, and tested -- or when fixing the problem is abandoned. 

I am proposing a new one:

x - expired
    This report is over 2 years old. If no one has bothered to fix it
    by now, then in all probability no one will.

Jerry ✌
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