There are some types of bugs which are very hard to reproduce, happen very rarely and seemingly by random. It can happen, that I find a possible cause, fix it, test the program, and can't reproduce the bug. However, as it was impossible to reliably reproduce the bug and it happened so rarely, how can I indicate this in a bugtracker? What is the common way of doing it?
If I set the
status to fixed, and the
solution to fixed, it would mean something completely fixed, wouldn't it?
Is it common practice to set the
status to fixed and the
solution to open, to indicate to the testers, that "it's probably fixed, but needs more attention to make sure" ?
Edit: most (if not all) bugtrackers have two properties for the status of a bug, maybe the names are not the same. By
status I mean new, assigned, fixed, closed, etc., and by
solution I mean open (new), fixed, unsolvable, not reproducible, duplicate, not a bug, etc.