[tor-dev] Trac priorities and severities
nickm at alum.mit.edu
Thu Oct 8 13:02:47 UTC 2015
On Thu, Oct 8, 2015 at 4:37 AM, Tim Wilson-Brown - teor
<teor2345 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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> 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!")
Yes, of course. GRP_devel is not a very restricted credential; it
basically means "This person writes code or something like that, and
can probably be trusted not to rage-edit the repository."
(You are now a member. Anybody else who should be a member, please let
me know on IRC or something.)
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