[Libreoffice-qa] Cleaning bug list

Joel Madero jmadero.dev at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 07:04:56 PDT 2012

I'll modify the orientation today or tomorrow and try to see where 
regression should fit. I think that it has to go in Priority and not in 
Severity. As for how devs use it, I agree completely that right now it's 
almost useless but maybe if it becomes more uniform and it actually 
provides some information as to what the bug is doing....who knows. For 
instance for me, at this point my abilities are pretty low so trivial 
bugs seem to be the go to...hopefully in the future this changes. As for 
users prioritizing themselves, I've (mentioned/suggested/got irritated 
with) in comments a couple users setting Severity to Critical for 
something as minor as Conditional Formatting, it's almost to the point 
that it is useless to "let" the end user categorize their own bugs like 

Maybe regression should automatically set Priority to "Highest" 
regardless of how many people are affected.

Ok off to work. Glad it at least seems a little useful. I have such 
limited experience in programming/programming projects that I just felt 
a bit overwhelmed so this helped me quite a bit last night when I was 
going through bugs.


On 06/18/2012 04:21 AM, Rainer Bielefeld wrote:
> Joel Madero schrieb:
>> I brainstormed a bit today and I came up with this flowchart.
> Hi Joel,
> great to see that all in a chart, your conclusions and definitions 
> seem plausible.
> But the chart also shows the limitations of that concept: It's really 
> sophisticated, and no developer will sit at his's desk to decide 
> whether he should fix a Bug with Severity=major and Priority=normal 
> before or after a bug with  Severity=normal and Priority=high  ;-)
> But as you stated, such a chart can give some orientation, and so I 
> think it should be shown in the Wiki. Not on one of the current 
> existing Pages like BugTriage or similar, but on a page where should 
> gather detailed background information what would blow up those pages 
> too much, but nevertheless are interesting or important to know for 
> all who want to gain more knowledge concerning th bugfixing, QA or 
> whatever else process.
> The question is whether the Priority entry is evaluated by anyone, 
> IMHO most here see that as a personal statement (of reporter?) 
> concerning importance of the bug - and ignore it.
> Best regards
> Rainer

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