Launchpad bug workflow change

Onno Benschop onno at
Tue Jun 19 22:23:35 UTC 2007

On 20/06/07 05:59, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
> Onno Benschop wrote:
>> On 20/06/07 04:56, Henrik Nilsen Omma wrote:
>>> What I did not mention in my first mail (just confirmed this with the LP 
>>> developer), is that the groups who can set the different states will now 
>>> also change.
>>> [..deleted..]
>>> A developer can:
>>>  * Move the bug from Triaged to ToDo or push it back to a previous category.
>> So, I'm a member of the general community. I have taken ownership of a
>> bug, I'm working on it, and I cannot set it to ToDo, Triaged or In Progress?
> When you say 'a member of the general community' do you mean not in 
> ubuntu-qa and not a developer (I ask because people from the volunteer 
> community are also in those groups)? If you are not  then it it's 
> correct that you cannot set those states. This change gives more 
> structure to the bug flow in that it will be more clear what is meant by 
> a given state.
Yes. I'm not a member of any groups. So, I think you're saying I should
become a member of those groups :)

>> How do I manage the bugs I'm working on, and more importantly, how do I
>> tell everyone else that I'm working on them?
> If you are trying to reproduce it or asking for more information from 
> the submitter then this will be clear from the comments and you can set 
> it to Incomplete.
> If you are not a developer then it is misleading to set it to In 
> Progress because nobody is actually working on the fix and it may never 
> be fixed.
Well, no I'm not a developer, err, I am, but not in the Ubuntu context.
If I'm working on a bug in say dosfstools, or gphpedit, then there is no
need for another developer to spend time duplicating my work. To be
accurate, I've not released any actual fixes (yet), so I've not had a
problem where I needed to submit a fix.

So to say that nobody is working on the fix, sort of makes me a nobody :-)

Perhaps a better question for me to ask is:

    "Do I need to become a member of any specific groups to fix bugs in

Onno Benschop

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