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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] "difficulty" field for Bugzilla
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:28:23 GMT
On 10/26/2012 07:26 AM, Rob Weir wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 3:47 AM, Andre Fischer <awf.aoo@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 24.10.2012 22:28, Dennis E. Hamilton wrote:
>>>
>>> @Regina,
>>>
>>>    Yes, Wizard is a reference to the level of mastery that a solver must
>>> possess, and is one of those "which one of these words does not belong"
>>> solutions.
>>>
>>> There is a well-known *logarithmic* difficulty scale that has been used
>>> over 40 years for problem difficulty.  It might be worth adapting:
>>>
>>>    (after unknown),
>>>
>>>     00 easy - immediately solvable by someone willing to do it
>>>     10 simple - takes minutes
>>>     20 medium, average - quarter hour
>>>     30 moderate, an evening
>>>     40 difficult, challenging, non-trivial (term project, GSoC...)
>>>     50 unsolved, deep, requires a breakthrough, research
>>>        (PhD dissertation)
>>>     60 intractable (that I just made up - probably not something that
>>>        is technically feasible regardless of skill, Nobel Prize,
>>>        P = NP, etc.)
>>
>>
>> Is this not similar to what Knuth used (uses) in his "Art of Computer
>> Programming" series?
>>
>
> It reminds me of Knuth as well.
>
> In any case, I've added the new field, using the above scale, but
> changing "unsolved" to "research", since all open bugs are unsolved in
> some sense.
>
> -Rob

Rob, Will you be updating the information/instructions on:

http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/QA/HowToFileIssue

with this new field?


>
>> -Andre
>>

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