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From: Donnie Berkholz <spyderous@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Bugzilla Q: upgrading severity on someone else's bug
Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2004 02:40:30
Message-Id: 1080960015.18896.9.camel@localhost
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Bugzilla Q: upgrading severity on someone else's bug by Andrew Ross
On Fri, 2004-04-02 at 19:48, Andrew Ross wrote:
> > The problems is that the original reporter didn't set the bug's severity > > properly, and I can't correct it because I'm not "the owner or submitter > > of the bug, or a sufficiently empowered user". > > > > This leaves me in a pickle - I don't want to file a duplicate bug, but I > > feel that the lack of activity on the bug may be, in part, due to its > > low severity (it should be blocker, but is rated normal). > > > > Would it be appropriate to reassign the bug to bug-wranglers and request > > the severity upgrade? The bug has been open since 2003-08-17 and the > > only comments are from users reporting similar problems, so I assume the > > dev isn't interested in working on the problem (or doesn't have the time).
Here's a few suggestions, based on personal experience: 1) Not all developers use or care about the priority. Your assumption is just that. 2) Let the developers set the priorities. They know (or should know) what's important and what's not. Some of them will get annoyed if people screw around with the priorities after they have been set. 3) Priority is a very subjective issue. Sure, you consider it a blocker, but perhaps to another person a blocker bug is something that completely destroys an installed Gentoo system. 4) If you want the assignees to pay attention to a bug, create some activity. Add a (polite!) comment requesting attention. That way the assignees get an email reminding them of its existence if they were concentrating on other things. Thanks, -- Donnie Berkholz Gentoo Linux

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Re: [gentoo-dev] Bugzilla Q: upgrading severity on someone else's bug Seemant Kulleen <seemant@g.o>