[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: woody is getting worse...

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 17, 2001 at 09:51:41AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > The difficulty involved in fixing a bug does indeed impact the severity
> > > of a bug, though of course it's not the sole criterion.
> > 
> > And that one would be the "red herring" fallacy. The definitions of "minor"
> > and "wishlist" don't have anything to do with determining which of "normal",
> > "serious" or "grave" a bug should be.
> Again, wrong.  Our bug severity definitions use vague language and you
> have to read the whole list to get a "feel" for what severity a given
> bug should be.  The description of each severity doesn't exist in a
> vacuum unto itself.  You're expected to read the descriptions of all of
> them and pick the one that's the best match.
> In fact, you're demonstrably wrong using the very language in the
> documentation of our BTS:
> "The bug system records a severity level with each bug report. This is
> set to normal by default, but can be overridden..."

And a few lines lines, it says:

"The severity levels are: ...

        makes the package in question unuseable or mostly so..."
which is true of the package in its initially installed state.  Should
it matter how easy it is to fix the bug?

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com>

Reply to: