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From Albino B Neto <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] "difficulty" field for Bugzilla
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:32:04 GMT

On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 5:08 PM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
> As you have probably noticed, I'm engaged in a variety of initiatives
> to grow the community, bring in more volunteers, etc.  One additional
> piece that I think would be useful is to add a new field to Bugzilla
> to indicate the difficulty level of the bug.  Of course, this will
> often not be known.  But in some cases, we do know, and where we do
> know we can indicate this.
> What this allows us to do is then have search filters that return only
> open easy bugs.  These are ideal for new developer volunteers on the
> project who are looking for items that match their lesser familiarity
> with the code.  It also allows a developer to step up to more
> challenging bugs over time.
> A similar approach, which they called "easy hacks", was successfully
> used by LibreOffice.
> If there are no objections, I'll add a new field to Bugzilla called
> "cf_difficulty_level", and which a drop down UI with the following
> choices:
> UNKNOWN (default)
> (I'm certainly open to variations on the names)
> I'd then rely on other developers to help "seed" the database with
> some TRIVIAL and EASY bugs, so new volunteers will have something to
> work with as they familiarize themselves with the project.
> I'll wait 72 hours, etc.
> Regards,
> -Rob



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