On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, Chris Withers wrote:

> Apologies for the cross-posting, but I think this is relevent to all 
> these lists.

I think this is a valuable discussion.  I don't think cross-posted 
discussions work, though, so i'm replying in the various groups (except 
zope-collector-monitor, which is only meant for collector-originating 
submissions) with a followup to zope-coders.

> I've summarised the meaning of the various collector states here:
> http://dev.zope.org/CVS/CollectorStatuses
> Please let me know if you disagre with any of that, although I'm pretty 
> sure they're right and will argue with anyone who thinks otherwise ;-)

My intent for the states is different from what you suggested, in some
cases significantly.  It may be that the practice is more like you
describe and makes more sense, i dunno, but here's what i intended:

  Pending: Issues that have not yet been settled or assigned to some
           supporter, and warrant attention.

           Your description, "issues that haven't been considered", 
           assumes that issues are always assigned or settled when they
           are examined, while i think some issues can remain in the 
           pending state awaiting resource availability.

  Accepted: Issues that some supporter(s) has responsibility for resolving
            it, and it is not yet resolved.

            Your description says that some supporter has assessed the 
            issue as warranting repair, and later says that the the issue 
            has an assigned supporter.  I think it's a lot clearer to
            directly say that an accepted issue has a supporter 
            responsible for resolving it.

  Rejected: Issues that are settled as being somehow invalid or outside 
            the scope of the system the collector serves.

  Resolved: Issues that are settled as having been solved.

  Deferred: Issues that are not assigned or settled but warrant revisiting
            at some later occasion.  This enables, for instance, putting
            an issue aside until more information is collected.

  Wontfix: Issues that are settled as ones that won't be fixed.  These
           issues are within the scope of the collector, but would
           require more effort than they're worth.  (Sustained lack of a 
           champion who will take responsibility for solving the issue
           is one sign of that.)

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