[wp-hackers] When is 1.3 going public?

Carthik Sharma carthik at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 20:44:57 UTC 2004

When triaging, please refer to the mantis manual[1], so there is no
confusion between what the bug tracking terms stand for. It should be
clear as to what a "feature" issue is and what a "minor" issue is. For
example, the view bugs page in the manual[2] explains what the
intended meaning of those severity-related words are[2].

Have fun!

[1] http://manual.mantisbt.org/
[2] http://manual.mantisbt.org/manual.page.descriptions.view.bugs.page.php

On Tue, 7 Dec 2004 17:53:12 -0600 (CST), Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> > Here's an idea: people who want to contribute, but aren't PHP-abled,
> > could post bounties for their bug of choice.
> Oh, but there are other ways.  Can we say bug triage?  Mosquito is chock
> full of bugs and needs some love.  We need to do such things as mark
> duplicates, verify whether bugs are still problems, add details to those
> bugs that are still problems, and so forth.  Here are a few things to
> consider when looking at a bug.
> * Does it make any damn sense?  Some of them don't.  Add a note to the
> bug requesting explanation.
> * Is it a duplicate?  If so, note the bug it duplicates.
> * Is it similar to another bug?  This can be useful to know. There could
> be a shared root cause.  Add notes to bugs that are similar to each
> other so that they can be cross-referenced.
> * What version of WP?  1.2 or current CVS?  If the version is missing or
> not clear, add a note requesting specific version information.
> * Is the priority sane?  Are features marked as "feature" or are they
> marked as "major"?  Does the bug report a tiny little problem as being
> of earth shattering priority?  Priority inflation is annoying.
> * Is there a patch?  I added a "Patch" keyword that can be set to yes or
> no when updating or bug.  Set it to yes if there is a patch.
> * Is the bug still reproducible?  If it is, say so.  If it isn't, say
> so.
> I just gave several of our village irregulars update privileges.  This
> means you can twiddle the priority, change the summary and description,
> set the version, make assignments, etc. I think you can also
> set relationships between bugs such as "related to" and "duplicate of".
> If you don't have update privileges, you can still add notes.  Also, I
> believe anyone who is registered can set the "Patch" flag.  I want to
> encourage the prompt setting of this flag for all bugs that have
> patches.  I hate having patches laying around unacknowledged.
> Go forth and triage.
> Ryan
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone -- 老子 Lǎozi

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