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Re: Bug#704874: [bugs.debian.org] Ticket priorities

On 07/04/13 03:48, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> Package: bugs.debian.org
> Severity: wishlist
> X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-project@lists.debian.org
> The ITS currently assigns each ticket a severity. This is very useful
> for users, for example by letting them check the worst problems of a
> package without having to read its entire ticket list.
> Severity is also useful for developers as a means of prioritizing
> tickets - for example, if a developer wants to debug LibreOffice, he'd
> better start looking at critical, grave and serious tickets rather than

This all comes back to asking the questions

- what are the goals of the project?

- if releasing is a goal, and quality is a factor, how can the bug
tracking best enable quality releases?

Then you come to questions like: what is the metric for quality?

There are other ways to tag or priorities bugs:

- regressions (things that work in squeeze but not wheezy)

- compatibility (e.g. can you call from softphone A to softphone B, and
is it bad release softphones that don't call each other?)

- competition (can users already get the feature in some other distro
and is that bad for Debian?)

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