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Subject: Re: [boost] Report # 29 (aka 1.45 blockers) is too narrow
From: vicente.botet (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-25 02:35:31

----- Original Message -----
From: "Vladimir Prus" <vladimir_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2010 7:40 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] Report # 29 (aka 1.45 blockers) is too narrow

> Jim Bell wrote:
>> I think that boost report # 29
>> ( is too narrow a query. If
>> you remove the "Milestone" filter you get nearly fifty tickets marked
>> Showstopper, going back 22 months.
>> A ticket's originator may not know what milestone to fill in, and
>> his/her ticket shouldn't be lost because of that.
> Or the ticket's originator may have used "showstopper" just because
> he overestimated the importance of the bug. Therefore, "showstopper"
> severity does not necessary mean anything.

It is up to the maintainer or someone else to change the severity if not correct.

>> I think they all need review.
> And -- who exactly do you suggest review them -- given that per above,
> you actually have to review every single open bug, not just bugs with
> specific severity.

We need to review all of them of course and by respect to the reporter, we should start by more critical. For the more critical we can start by the newests.

I agree that a new release of Boost should not be done as far as there are regressions or showstoppers.


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