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Re: a question about BTS severities

I've been saying the same thing now for a while... I get peeved at some of 
the > normal bugs I've seen reported..

On Mon, Sep 27, 1999 at 09:33:39AM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities talks about bug severities:
> critical 
>       makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system) break, or
>       causes serious data loss, or introduces a security hole on systems where
>       you install the package. 
> grave 
>       makes the package in question unuseable or mostly so, or causes data
>       loss, or introduces a security hole allowing access to the accounts of
>       users who use the package. 
> important 
>       any other bug which makes the package unsuitable for release. 
> I'm seeing a lot of "grave" and "important" bugs lately. (I've closed 17 >
> normal importance bugs in my packages in the past 28 days, and just 23
> normal bugs. ).
> I've noticed that in many of the cases where I think the bug has too high
> severity, the bug doesn't affect all users of the package. A specific
> example: I've a rvplayer bug saying that it segfaults, marked important. But
> since people have been using that binary for about 9 months, with general
> success (and since the package in question is only in stable, and has not
> changed in any way in that time period), the bug is clearly not affecting
> everyone, or even many people.
> I think we should clarify the description of important to note that the bug
> has to affect a large group of people to be important severity. 
> Similarly, I don't think a bug is grave if it makes a package unusable by
> just one person in an odd sitution. On the other hand, I think all security
> and data loss bugs are grave, even if only a few people can trigger them.
> What do other think, and have you seen seeing the same runaway bug severity
> inflation I have?
> -- 
> see shy jo
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