Re: Bug triage
- From: Li Yuan <Li Yuan Sun COM>
- To: Willie Walker <William Walker Sun COM>
- Cc: gnome-accessibility-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Bug triage
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:44:41 +0800
I am always doing bugs triage for infrastructure modules.
On 日, 2008-01-27 at 11:26 -0500, Willie Walker wrote:
> Hi All:
> The current list of bugs with the 'accessibility' keyword can be found
> via the following search (this is the same link under the "Help Fix
> Bugs" header on http://live.gnome.org/Accessibility/GetInvolved):
> Omitting the Orca bugs, which the Orca team constantly triages, there
> are 381 bugs that we need help with. What I think we need to do are:
> 1) Verify the bugs still exist -- some may be obsolete at this point.
> If the bugs still exist, help make sure there is a clear test case for
> reproducing the bug. Developers like clear test cases - the lack of
> clear test cases is sometimes the reason bugs languish for so long.
> 2) Helping to identify the ones that would have the most impact if
> fixed. Ideally the priority
> (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/page.cgi?id=bug-status.html#priority) and
> fields would help make this list somewhat self sorting. When changing
> priority and severity, I read the definitions for the various values and
> then I tend to provide a reason for why I made a change. For example, I
> might say "marking this bug as Major because not being able to access
> the main window is a major loss of functionality that makes this
> application difficult/useless to use by people with disabilities" or
> "marking this as minor, because even if the given button doesn't work,
> accessing the same functionality via a menu item provides a reasonable
> and efficient workaround." I also try not to "cry wolf" or take some
> stance such as "all a11y bugs are immediate blockers". Be true to the
> meanings provided and the really important problems will bubble up.
> I also tend to view the priority and severity as applying to just the
> product in question. That is, what is the priority/severity of this bug
> on just the product, not the whole of GNOME? I'm not sure that's the
> right way to do things -- if it's wrong, someone please correct me. :-)
> Any takers to help with triaging?
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