[Cosmo-dev] Next steps for Cosmo
twl at osafoundation.org
Thu Aug 30 14:44:15 PDT 2007
On Aug 30, 2007, at 2:27 PM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:
> Ted Leung wrote:
>>> Perhaps use Priority field to identify PPD's priority?
>> The only problem with this is that then the developers end up with
>> stacks that are all P1 bugs, which doesn't help them figure out
>> what to do first in a given release. What about the severity
> We wouldn't mark everything as P1 -- we'd use the whole range of
> priorities. The same problem could exist with the severity field.
> The problem with the severity field is that it already has
> semantics which might conflict with how we want to prioritize
> things. Some "enhancements" might be on the short list, for
> example. I think in practice we'd find it confusing.
> "Status whiteboard" is another option, which gives us more
> flexibility in defining semantics. imo the advantage of using the
> priorities is that it is clear that they are marking, um, priorities.
When we've used the priorities before, we ended up with large numbers
of P1 bugs. So if we did that, then it's easy to imagine that all
the bugs that get accepted for 0.7.1 are marked p1. So now when the
developer runs their query of "my accepted bugs for 0.7.1" all the
bugs are p1. Which doesn't help figure out which bugs to do first,
since everything for that release is P1.
Obviously we can keep doing this, but it seems not quite right, and
as long as we are changing how we do things, it would be nice to take
care of this too. But it's not a blocker for starting on 0.7.1.
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