[Libreoffice-qa] Severity level - propose (minor/normal ?) change in policy

V Stuart Foote VStuart.Foote at utsa.edu
Tue Aug 23 12:03:56 UTC 2016

Cor, *

Cor Nouws wrote
> I want to propose a change to severity levels.
> IMO interoperabillity issues should ~never be minor.
> Ideas, objections?

Sorry,  but normal is too high for most interoperability issues.

"minor loss of function, or other problem where easy workaround is present"

The "easy" workaround from the projects perspective is to always use an ODF
1.2/LibreOffice native format.  

And as most of these issues are filter based--"round trip" issues in the
export/import are of more importance than one-way import. And filter
compliance with published standards is of more importance than "proprietary"
or individual program implementations.

We might target specific aspects of interoperability for better alignment
with other FOSS projects--e.g. Inkscape extensions to SVG, but in general
handling our internal formats and compliance with standards is best for long
term health.  Code the filters to the standards, and do not get sidetracked
chasing other program implementations.


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