[Koha] [Koha-devel] Koha 3.0 Stable Release Plan

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu Jun 5 01:33:59 NZST 2008

"Thomas Dukleth" <kohadevel at agogme.com> wrote:
> For the benefit of those who were not present or do not remember, Joshua
> Ferraro offered a standard for bug severity on the #koha IRC channel in
> which almost any bug which was noticed by the librarian would be perceived
> as critical.  [...]

I support our current descriptions, which you can find at

Blocker            Blocks development and/or testing work
Critical 	   crashes, loss of data, severe memory leak
Major 		   major loss of function
Minor 		   minor loss of function, or other problem where easy workaround is present
Trivial            cosmetic problem like misspelled words or misaligned text
Enhancement 	   Request for enhancement

I'd suggest that the "librarian noticability" aspect would be better
represented by the bug's Component and possibly the Priority.

> The problem here is that libraries are concerned about either how they are
> perceived through the software they use or suspicious of deeper problems
> in software when even superficial bugs are noticeable.  [...]

To allay that suspicion, we should be clear in our release notes that
what should be our full list of known bugs is public and available.

Hope that helps,
MJ Ray (slef)
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