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: email@example.com
> 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?)