[Libreoffice-qa] Bugs with assignee but status NEW

Kohei Yoshida kohei.yoshida at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 06:16:32 PST 2013

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 4:35 AM, Rainer Bielefeld <
LibreOffice at bielefeldundbuss.de> wrote:

> Hi Kohei,
> I see that you changed status of several bugs [1] with you as assignee
> from status ASSIGNED to NEW.
> My interpretation is that you are intending to do some work on it, but
> currently that particular Bug is far at the end of your priority list and
> you are not planning activity in nearby future?

No, those bugs were assigned to me originally by someone else, as part of
the very old workflow.  I had no plan to work on them in the first place.
I changed them to NEW because we all agreed that if the status is NEW, the
assignee is not necessarily working on the bug and people are free to grab
it.  ASSIGNED status may give people the false impression that the assignee
is currently working on the bug or plan to work on it some time in the
future, which is not the case with these bugs.

Please leave a brief note here concerning your intentions, and may be we
> should leave a note in the Wiki at QA/BugTriage [1], How to Report Bugs in
> LibreOffice [3] or similar to avoid unnecessary ambiguity and checking ups
> in the bugs?

Nah. As far as I know, in the current workflow, we don't assign a bug to
anyone unless someone voluntarily assigns it to him or herself.  What I did
is nothing new in the scope of the current QA workflow.

Actually, I could go a step further and change the assignee of these bugs
with status NEW to the default assignee to further remove ambiguity, and
make it in line with the current workflow. That may be more appropriate.

The only thing I could see added in the above wiki page is perhaps mention
what the ASSIGNED status may mean.

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