Launchpad bug workflow change

Henrik Nilsen Omma henrik at
Wed Jun 20 11:26:31 UTC 2007

Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> So far I think most will agree. It seems that the controversy centers 
>> around the restricted use of In Progress, Fix Committed and Fix 
>> Released. There is also a feeling that Todo and Triaged are superfluous. 
> I can see the point in the new states.  At worst they just won't get used 
> much.  The potential for harm comes with the additional restrctions.
> As an aside, why was the most controversial aspect of these changes not 
> mentioned in your message to devel-announce?

The simple answer is that the communication between the Launchpad team 
and Ubuntu team failed in this instance. I got a brief ping on IRC 
yesterday and felt I should post a notice about it. I wrote that based 
on some notes, from my memory and some IRC questions. I had assumed that 
the new states and renaming would be the controversial part and did not 
recall the restrictions item until someone asked a question that 
reminded me. My mistake.

It turns out now, after having had more talks with the Launchpad team 
that *restrictions will not be placed on In Progress, Fix Committed or 
Fix Released* at this point. More work is needed to make that possible, 
so it will not be included in this round. Doing that is still part of 
the plan but this debate will obviously make us look at that again.

I've asked the Launchpad developer working on this to post a summary of 
the changes being made now so we get it directly from the source. I've 
already contradicted myself so many times that I should probably stop :)


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