[Scummvm-devel] Original bugs that haven't been worked around

Max Horn max at quendi.de
Wed Aug 6 23:27:15 CEST 2008

Am 06.08.2008 um 22:36 schrieb Matthew Hoops:

> On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 7:15 PM, Eugene Sandulenko <sev at scummvm.org>  
> wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:27:44 +0200
>> Johannes Schickel <lordhoto at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Good question. We don't want to forget about them, that's for sure.
>>>> But yeah, maybe we should list them on the Wiki instead. That Wiki
>>>> list could then also contain a section of those "occurs in
>>>> original" bugs we already work around. I'd say, if nobody objects
>>>> to this loudly, let's do it.
>>> I'm all for putting them on the wiki too.
>> I am all for it as well.
> I would be willing to add it to the wiki. I tried using the bug
> tracker to search for any bugs in the category "also occurs in the
> original" and I got a small list of ones. Are there more than these?

Yes there are more, as Eugene implied in his post; we only recently  
introduced that bug category, so many old bugs which would fit into it  
are not marked with it.  But it would be a good start to just do all  
of those. The only bit I wonder about: Should we use one big page for  
all those issues; or one per engine?

As for other bugs which should be in that category: We (e.g. me ;) can  
try to go through the other open bugs at some point to see whether  
there are more (but I think I already did that at some point; though I  
didn't look at *all* of them). But it's not *that* important.

To find historical examples of such bugs, one could for starters grep  
through engines/ for "WORKAROUND". Many (but not all!!!) of these are  
workaround for "bugs in the original" -- best way to find out is to  
read the full "WORKAROUND" comment and the corresponding bug report.  
Then, change the category of that bug report, and add an entry to the  
Wiki page. However, this is far less important to do.


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