Hi there, The Crossfire bug/patch tracker on SourceForge uses states to keep track of the state of a bug report/patch. In order to make it more useful, I propose removing several states and adding new ones to clear things up.
The first state should still be "open", meaning that it was just submitted, is unread, and very likely needs feedback from the sender. This means we can remove "unread". Next, there should be "analyzed". The problem is understood and a solution is being sought. Next, "feedback". Further work requires additional information from the originator or the community—possibly confirmation of the effectiveness of a proposed solution. Next, "patched". A patch has been committed, but some issues (e.g. confirmation from originator) are still open. Next, "suspended". The problem is not being worked on, due to lack of information or resources. This is a prime candidate for somebody who is looking for a project to do. If the problem cannot be solved at all, it will be closed, rather than suspended. This should replace "pending-wont-fix". Finally, some of the closed states are ambiguous and should be removed. "closed-postponed", "closed-remind", and "closed-accepted" are prime candidates because they are redundant. "cloed-wont-fix" is the same as invalid, so remove that too. These changes should apply to both the bug and patch tracker, and probably the feature request tracker as well. Thanks, Kevin Zheng _______________________________________________ crossfire mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mailman.metalforge.org/mailman/listinfo/crossfire