[Libreoffice-qa] bibisect suggestion (was: QA Meeting Minutes - 2014-04-21)

Terrence Enger tenger at iseries-guru.com
Mon Apr 21 16:10:48 PDT 2014

On Mon, 2014-04-21 at 23:57 +0200, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 05:43:43PM -0400, Terrence Enger wrote:
> > From the QA meeting minutes:
> > 
> > > (*) SUGGESTION: Standardization of our summary field for Bugzilla
> > >     (*) Or: When searching for one phrase, display results from a
> > <     similar one (e.g. "image" -> "picture" or "graphic")
> Hmm, Im uncertain as to what the goal is here and if its reachable.
> - Reporters (end users) will most likely ignore an attempt at using a
>   standardized vocabulary

Absolutely right.  In fact, we should not even mention it to a new
reporter until the need arises.

> - Triagers will most likely have a good grip on all the words used for one
>   topic and might even derive additional information from the nuances (as
>   Terrence shows here ;) )

Triagers would be the first to apply standardized vocabulary.
Subject, of course, to us wanting not to discourage people who a just
not interested in vocabulary.  The goal is to be able to ignore
uninteresting bugs more efficiently.

> - Ultimately: Who should be the consumer of these queries/standardisation? How
>   does it help devs to address the impportant and urgent bugs quicker?

I see the primary user being a triager (or maybe a reporter) looking
for duplicates.

<sky color"blue">
  Developers do not matter, because we (QA) are going to do such a
  good job that no developer ever has to look at a bug she is not
  interested in and which is ready for her attention.

Hey, I admit that that is "blue sky".  How far can we expect to
advance toward that?  How much value is there in the
yet-to-be-demonstrated incomplete result?  I do not know, but the
sheer number of words I am writing suggests the improbability of a
good result.  Sigh.

Perhaps the detail page for a bug should have a button meaning "I am a
developer, and I have looked at this bug, and I am sorry that I spent
my time this way."  Well, a buttopn plus the opportunity to say what
enticed him to go there is the first place.


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