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== How to Prioritize ==
 
== How to Prioritize ==
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The Project Management Committee has established guidelines for using the priority field in the SF bug tracker.  This was discussed in the PMC meeting of 03/06/2007, the notes are here:  [[CC_Meeting_Full_20070306]]
 
The Project Management Committee has established guidelines for using the priority field in the SF bug tracker.  This was discussed in the PMC meeting of 03/06/2007, the notes are here:  [[CC_Meeting_Full_20070306]]
  
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* Priority 3 - problems with workarounds - performance problems
 
* Priority 3 - problems with workarounds - performance problems
 
* Priority 1 - presentation problems
 
* Priority 1 - presentation problems
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It's very important also to assign the group for the bug:
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* Beta - if you're reporting a bug over a beta functionality
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* Core - if you're reporting a bug over a core functionality
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* Module specific - if you're reporting affecting just a specific module (not core)
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* Report - if you're reporting problems of presentation or reports
  
 
From time to time, the bugs will be triaged to re-prioritize them according to these standards.
 
From time to time, the bugs will be triaged to re-prioritize them according to these standards.
  
Priority is important, because we will not announce a stable release while there are known priority 9 bugs.
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Priority and group are important, because we will not announce a stable release while there are known priority 9 bugs on core.

Revision as of 14:59, 28 November 2007

Here we document the meaning of the priority levels assigned to reported bugs.

Where the bugs are

SourceForge Bug Tracker

SourceForge UI Tracker

How to Prioritize

The Project Management Committee has established guidelines for using the priority field in the SF bug tracker. This was discussed in the PMC meeting of 03/06/2007, the notes are here: CC_Meeting_Full_20070306

If you are filling out a report, you can assign priority according to the following guidelines:

  • Priority 9 - system stopper - data corruption without workaround
  • Priority 7 - security issues
  • Priority 5 - not prioritized
  • Priority 3 - problems with workarounds - performance problems
  • Priority 1 - presentation problems

It's very important also to assign the group for the bug:

  • Beta - if you're reporting a bug over a beta functionality
  • Core - if you're reporting a bug over a core functionality
  • Module specific - if you're reporting affecting just a specific module (not core)
  • Report - if you're reporting problems of presentation or reports

From time to time, the bugs will be triaged to re-prioritize them according to these standards.

Priority and group are important, because we will not announce a stable release while there are known priority 9 bugs on core.