----- Original Message -----
| From: "Adam Williamson" <adamw...@fedoraproject.org>
| To: "Development discussions related to Fedora"
| Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:26:10 PM
| Subject: Re: PROPOSAL: Blocking the release is our only "big hammer" — let's
add a softer one.
| 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
| 'severity', though.
There is no direct relation between these fields.
Many projects interpret in different ways, but the most common way is,
'severity' is what user thinks of the issue, how much of an issue it is for him
('user' is a QE engineer/consumer or a developer of other component). This is
usually set to get the attention of the developer/owner of component over other
bugs in same component.
'priority' is what the developer/owner of the component (owner of the bug)
thinks its severity is. It can also be a consensus from all stake holders.
It is not uncommon to see high severity bugs getting triaged first. It is also
a good practice to keep priority and severity at comparable, if not same level
once triaged (i.e., it would not logically seem correct to see high severity
with low priority or vice-versa after triage).
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