Tracking of release critical bugs

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at
Fri Jun 27 17:32:31 BST 2008

Dear developers,

Launchpad has both the concepts of target for a release and milestone 
targets, which different groups use for different purposes. At UDS 
Prague we held a session on updating the procedures used for tracking 
Release Critical bugs to ensure clarity around how these settings are 
used in the context of a release.

The updated policy is at
In brief it states:

* Bugs are considered Release Critical when they are targeted for a release
  _and_ have priority High or above

* Release Critical bugs should all have designated assignees responsible
  for fixing the bug

* Bugs that are targeted for a release but have priorities Medium or below
  are targets of opportunity that should be fixed if possible but will not
  block the release

* Bug targeted for a release _and_ milestoned are considered essential for
  the success of that particular milestone

* Milestones on non-targeted bugs can be used by developers to track their
  own work

Please read these guidelines and help us apply them consistently. This 
will ensure that Release Critical bugs show up on the appropriate 
Launchpad tracking pages and get the attention they require. Thank you.

Henrik Nilsen Omma
Ubuntu QA Team

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