[wp-hackers] When is 1.3 going public?
carthik at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 20:44:57 UTC 2004
When triaging, please refer to the mantis manual, 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 explains what the
intended meaning of those severity-related words are.
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
> 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.
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