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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: Target version numbers in Jira
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2005 23:51:43 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> > David Crossley wrote:
> > >
> > >One trouble is that many issues will get hidden in the
> > >"Unscheduled" bag. I don't see how we will know what
> > >issues have priority.
> > 
> > Yes, I agree. I almost started to move issues from 0.8 into the 
> > unscheduled bag yesterday. But I stopped myself because of this very 
> > thought. I think we can make better use of the priority field as well.
> Lets try that.
> > Something like:
> >
> > Trivial: if this issue botthers you - then fix it because it'll take us 
> > a while
> > 
> > Minor: OK so this is a recognised issue, but we don't think it affects 
> > too may users - don't hold you breath for a fix
> > 
> > Major: We consider this important, it will be scheduled into a release 
> > as soon as we find a developer with interest and time in this area
> > 
> > Critical: This is likely to be fixed reasonably soon, probably in one of 
> > the next two releases
> >
> > Blocker: This is an issue that affects many users or is a key new 
> > feature, will be fixed in the next release

I started to refine your definitions and add it to:

However, i hit some snags.

I reckon that Jira has the wrong values or using the
wrong field name. Those definitions are actually referring
to "Severity". The "Priority" is something different.

The ASF Bugzilla does this.

I wonder if we can/should over-ride the default
"Priority" field and call it Severity and add a
new field "DevPriority".

Another problem with Jira is that the quick listings
of Priority on the right-hand side of our front page
give a misleading view of the state of the project.

For example in the Blocker listing, there is one for
the new "voice" plugin. Sure it is a blocker for the
plugin, as it prevents developers from helping with it.
However it is not a blocker for the project as a whole.


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