Improving Bugzilla Status Names

Christoph Feck cfeck at kde.org
Wed Sep 5 05:01:51 BST 2018


On 05.09.2018 04:28, Andrew Crouthamel wrote:
> Hello,
>
> As part of the "Streamlined onboarding of new contributors" goal from 2017 (https://phabricator.kde.org/T7116), Nate, myself, Julian, and others have been working on ways to clean up Bugzilla, as well as the bug reporting and triaging system in the "Improvements to Bugzilla - Making it easier and simpler" sub-task (https://phabricator.kde.org/T6832).
>
> The next item on the list we would like to address is changing some of the names of the Status fields and Resolved sub-fields. This is something that has come up numerous times, but seems to fizzle out without a consensus. The last major discussion regarding it was held early in the year, here: https://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-community/2018q1/004395.html. And before that, in this Bug report from Nate (https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=383753). I've read through these, merging the feedback from everyone and with the team working on T6832 we'd like to propose the following name changes:
>
> UNCONFIRMED -> NEW
> WONTFIX -> ASDESIGNED
> INVALID -> NOTABUG

I still oppose to name a status NEW (again). It only attracts "how is 
this NEW? this is already [random timespan here] OLD!" comments.
There will always be products/components that have no active maintainer 
to look for bugs in a limited timeframe.

My suggestions are OPEN, REPORTED, or UNRESOLVED.

-- 
Christoph Feck



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