[tor-dev] Trac priorities and severities

Tim Wilson-Brown - teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 08:37:01 UTC 2015

> On 8 Oct 2015, at 05:01, Nick Mathewson <nickm at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 11:56 AM, David Goulet <dgoulet at ev0ke.net <mailto: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.

That would be clever, as long as enough people are in GRP_devel.
(And by that, I mean, “pick me!")


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