On Thu, 2016-10-13 at 14:40 +1000, Jeff Fearn wrote:
> On 13/10/16 14:02, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2016-10-12 at 21:09 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 8:33 PM, Adam Williamson
> > > <adamw...@fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 2016-10-12 at 09:55 -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > > > > All of the extra app stuff could be avoided if we disallowed reporters
> > > > > (or random people) to change the Severity and Priority fields.
> > > >
> > > > Mmm, I don't really think so. Presumably it would be maintainers who
> > > > got to set those fields, right? But they are doing so in relation to
> > >
> > > No, why would you presume that?
> > I dunno, just seemed logical. That's how they're intended to be used at
> > present. Bug reporters aren't supposed to set them and don't have the
> > privilege purely by rights of having an account
> This is true for priority but not true for severity. Severity is the
> external, i.e. reporters, weighting
> of the bug and you do not need to be in editbugs to set it.
That's not the intent of the fields as I understand them. 'severity' is
supposed to represent how bad the bug is, whereas 'priority' is
supposed to represent how important it is to get it fixed compared to
other bugs in the same component. They're obviously related, but not
the same, and it's not "severity is the reporter's opinion, priority is
the maintainers' opinion", no.
I think you might be right that we allow the bug reporter to set
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