[Cosmo-dev] [Proposal] Bug triage process for 0.7.x

Aparna Kadakia aparna at osafoundation.org
Thu Sep 6 16:05:20 PDT 2007

Sounds like a good workable solution.  Also we should move the bug  
council back to once a week on Fridays at 2:00 PM then.

On Sep 6, 2007, at 11:50 AM, Katie Capps Parlante wrote:

> Ted and I discussed how the process was going so far, and we had a  
> few observations:
> - Neither of us wants to wait for a regularly scheduled bug council  
> to be able to move bugs into the latest 0.7.x release, or to raise  
> the severity/priority of a bug.
> - Discussing bug priorities asynchronously (in email) seems to work  
> well for most bugs. In general, we tend to have consensus about  
> priorities.
> - For the most part, PPD is determining which bugs get prioritized  
> into the release. We also want an avenue for QA or developers to  
> bring a bug or task in or to punt a bug/task out that PPD has  
> requested.
> So we propose tweaking the process this way...
> - PPD will go ahead and move bugs into 0.7.current *without*  
> waiting for bug council. We'll do the same for priority changes.  
> We'll send email to the list whenever we do this.
> - QA (Aparna) or Eng (Ted) can do the same for any bug, again the  
> expectation is that they will send mail to the list when they do.
> - If any bug seems controversial, PPD, QA or Eng can bring up the  
> bug (or set of bugs) on the list *before* making the change in  
> bugzilla.
> We assume that we'll have agreement on *most* bugs, and will have  
> some conflict over a few. For the bugs where we disagree, we can  
> start discussing on the list, and fall back to IRC if we need a  
> more dynamic discussion.
> I assume we still need a weekly IRC "sweep" for any new untargeted  
> bugs that have not been moved. Note that this proposal would mean  
> that many new bugs would not be processed through an IRC bug council.
> We're basically proposing trying to move more triage work into the  
> list, the gambit being that this will be more efficient.
> Thoughts? If no one has objections by the end of the day, we'll  
> proceed to try it out and see how it works.
> Cheers,
> Katie
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