[Development] Calculating JIRA bug priorities

Mitch Curtis mitch.curtis at theqtcompany.com
Wed Oct 15 10:33:09 CEST 2014

Good idea. :)

I like the idea of using 3 as the base, as that's a good fallback when 
it's not really obvious.

You might want to explain that a lower number equals a higher priority, 
though. At least in my mind (even knowing that lower is higher in this 
case), adding 1 to a priority is synonymous with increasing the priority.

On 15/10/14 09:43, Koehne Kai wrote:
> Hi,
> While doing some bug triaging yesterday I noticed that we don't have a common process to assess the priority of a bug. That is, JIRA lists some criteria, and I think there's a common understanding what P0, P1 means ... but when it comes to the difference between P2, P3, P4, and P5 it gets IMO really blurry.
> So here is my little attempt to formalize the assessment bit, and come up with a somewhat reproducible bug priority based on severity, visibility, whether it's a regression, and whether there's a workaround:
> http://qt-project.org/wiki/JIRA-Priorities
> Do you think that's helpful, and does this match the results your intuition? If we can reach some consensus it might be worthwhile to integrate into http://qt-project.org/wiki/Triaging_Bugs .
> Regards
> Kai
> PS: Obviously, the result of any such scheme should be considered not more than a hint. There are lots of additional factors that might play a role. It also applies mostly to bugs in the Qt source code itself, e.g. documentation bugs, packaging bugs, ... might have different factors to check for.
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