[tor-dev] Trac priorities and severities

Nick Mathewson nickm at alum.mit.edu
Wed Oct 7 18:01:37 UTC 2015

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM, David Goulet <dgoulet at ev0ke.net> wrote:
> Hello tor-dev!
> While 028 bug triaging, we realized that we *really* need priorities to
> not be a banana field deprive of useful meaning. If you are unaware or
> don't remember, the priority field in a trac ticket can be:
>     blocker critical major normal minor trivial
> Those are "severities" *NOT* priorities. Now I propose the following:
> 1) I take those above and copy them to the already existing but empty
> severity field. They seem reasonable and we are used to them.
> 2) Rename all priorities to something more meaninful:
>     blocker --> Immediate
>     criticial --> Very High
>     major --> High
>     normal --> Medium
>     minor --> Low
>     trivial --> Very Low
> 3) World trac domination!
> This could get confusing for some tickets after that but at least we can
> transition towards using the Severity field from now on.
> Anyone object or think it's a bad bad idea?
> This is very little work for lots of benefits so I don't want to get
> into a massive reorg. or bike-shedding the naming convention. I would be
> open though to drop the "Very [High|Low]" field but that could make some
> tickets with less semantic.
> I'll let that sync for some days before doing anything. Let's not wait
> anymore and take back our Trac system! Freeeeeeeeeedom!!!!!

+1 on this.

Also, I suggest that it might be clever to have it so that only
members of GRP_devel can set priorities.

More information about the tor-dev mailing list