Launchpad bug workflow change
Henrik Nilsen Omma
henrik at ubuntu.com
Tue Jun 19 17:56:20 BST 2007
Tomorrow (2007-06-20) the Launchpad team will update the bug tracker
with a new set of bug states to help projects like Ubuntu improve bug
management. The changes will allow for greater fine tuning of our bug
management and the new labels should hopefully also make more sense to
The following statuses will be added:
* Won't Fix
The following statuses will be renamed:
* Unconfirmed -> New
* Needs Info -> Incomplete
* Rejected -> Invalid
The reasons for the new states are roughly:
* Triaged will mean that a bug has all the information attached to it
that a developer needs to fix it. The 'confirmed' state was previously
used for this purpose, but many users were 'confirming' bugs when
observed by a second person.
* Rejected has been split into Invalid and Won't Fix, where the latter
may be a valid bug or wish-list change that we don't have the wish or
resources to fix.
* Todo will form the list of bugs that developers expect to work on in
the near future. These would typically also be assigned to a developer
or a dev team.
The renaming of some existing states is intended to make them more
intuitive to a larger audience.
Search URLs containing the old status names will be permanently
redirected to equivalent URLs containing the new status names. For
example, &status=Unconfirmed will be changed to &status=New.
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