Issues with oudated ports / GitHub

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Oct 8 03:34:06 PDT 2016

>> Requests for new ports could still be valid after years. This list could
>> be helpful for newcomers that want to create new ports. 
> Totally agree - but I'd close everything over six months old or something like that for optics. People can still search to "closed" tickets if they want.

It seems counterproductive to me to close a ticket if you're not addressing the issue. Just because nobody has done anything with a ticket for 6 months or 2 years or whatever period of time doesn't necessarily mean that the issue is no longer valid, just that nobody has had time to deal with it yet.

When I go searching for tickets, I don't typically search for closed tickets, because I assume that closed tickets are closed because they've been dealt with. If we change that rule now, it will mean that I either don't find tickets that might have been relevant to whatever I'm searching for, or that I have to remember to search for closed tickets and spend a lot of time sifting through tickets that have already been dealt with.

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