Transition-Regression Tag

Brian Curtis briancurtis.wx at
Tue Jun 2 19:32:44 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Mike Rooney <mrooney at> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Brian Murray <brian at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 01, 2009 at 09:44:48PM -0400, Brian Curtis wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Upon discussions with mrooney about potential regressions due to
>>> programs (like empathy and banshee) being transitioned to default.
>>> There is a new tag, which is also listed in
>>> called "transition-regression" that
>>> is meant to mark bugs that may need to be addressed so users can make
>>> an easy transition from one default to another.
>>> An example of such a bug is
>>> Discussion?
>> It seems to me that this type of a bug, a functional regression caused
>> by changing the default application from one to another, is actually a
>> subset of the regression-potential tag.  Subsequently, I think tagging
>> these as 'regression-potential' is the best idea but that a secondary
>> tag, perhaps 'default-application', would be highly beneficial.  By
>> having this secondary tag we could then separate the
>> 'default-application' potential regressions from other potential
>> regressions.
> This definitely makes some sense. This is already an understand
> mechanism and any of these bugs that are released could be
> transitioned to regression-release just like the others. I'd like to
> talk to some people on the desktop team about integration with their
> QA process and how this can help them as well as the upstream
> projects, tracking issues and their importance. It seems like a formal
> process and tracking of these issues could really help polish such
> transitions, by fixing the bugs (ideally upstream with their help) and
> documenting the ones we can't. Do you know who is good to talk to
> here, perhaps rickspencer3, pitti, or seb?
> --
> Michael Rooney
> mrooney at
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Hi everyone,

We have added a "default-application" tag that will be a "child tag"
to the regression-potential tag.

~Brian Curtis

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