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Re: Enhancements to the bug system

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hi,
> >>"Nicolás" == Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@feedback.com.ar> writes:
> Nicolás> The bug system is a very central part of the Debian
> Nicolás> project. It is used not only for bug reports, but also for
> Nicolás> patches, features wanted, and many etc's. There should be a
> Nicolás> way to prioritize bugs reported. This could be done by ading
> Nicolás> one more header...
>         Who decides what the priority is?
>  a) The reporter   (tendency to inflate urgency)
>  b) The maintainer (tendency to minimize severity)
>  c) Someone else   (becomes the bottleneck)

The reporter should be able to specify it in the report, and the
maintainer should have discretionary power to change it, as long
as the reporter is notified of the change.  This could cause arguments,
but I'd rather see it actually debated case-by-base than have one
entity with the right to dictate things by fiat.


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