[Bf-committers] Bug reporter: add help page for "Status" ? And more small cleanups ...
ideasman42 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 14:12:01 CEST 2013
On Mon, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:26 PM, Gaia <gaia.clary at machinimatrix.org> wrote:
> I have some issues with the bug tracker and i believe this
> is something that can be cleaned up with no effort (i hope...)
> * What do these Status entries mean ?
This means the report doesn't have enough information for a developer
to verify its a bug.
> "Closed" (actually: Why do we have 5 different Closed states ?)
This is so its a bit more clear why the bug is closed, Users may spend
a lot of time to report a bug, so Fixed/Closed, Todo/Closed,
Rejected/Closed, WontFix/Closed, all have quite different meanings -
and anyone can see at a glance why its closed.
This is to be used when a fix is ready but hasn't been committed
(perhaps because of feature freeze or its awaiting feedback from the
> All other entries make sense to me, but these 3
> i do not understand.
> * What about adding a brief documentation for the Status field ?
> To explain what the different status entries mean ?
> * Why is Status "Confirmed" not considered as an Open Bug report?
> So maybe "Confirmed" might also need a clarification ?
> Or is the public "Open Bugs" query just wrong ?
Just checked and `Confirmed` has status open, there is some strange
problems with bugtracker list display though, IIRC - not displaying
some fields when not logged in.
> * The Priority help page is not helpful.
> So what priority do i give to bugs ?
> I always set them to 3 (i keep hands away from that).
> So what is it good for ?can it be removed ?
Apparently removing fields gives problems with the database.
> * The "Assigned To" and "Summary" Help pages are a joke, are they ?
> Can't these help pages be removed ?
I checked in the tracker admin and can't find where to access this
text for editing, agree it should be improved.
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