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Re: Draft email to maintainers regarding Priority / Severity in Bugzilla



On 2009-04-20, 19:40 GMT, Jerry Amundson wrote:
>>> If severity is supposed to mean "how bad a bug is for the 
>>> reporter",
>>> then ignoring the reporters assessment of that severity seems somewhere
>>> between arrogant and counterproductive.
>>
>> Severity doesn't mean that.  Both severity and priority are fields for
>> maintainers and not for the reporter.
>
> Says who?
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/page.cgi?id=fields.html#bug_severity
>
> Severity This field describes the impact of a bug.
>
> Urgent   This report is an urgent issue and should be fixes as soon as possible.
> High 	     Problem due to crashes, loss of data, severe memory, leak, etc.
> Medium  It's a bug that should be fixed eventually.
> Low 	     Problem is minor loss of function, or other problem where
> easy workaround is present.

This doesn't mean that this evaluation is DONE by reporter, only 
what we can expect it realistically does to her.

Matěj


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