[Reportbug-maint] Bug#372720: Mode experts allows to bypass the reportbug criticity limitations

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Wed Jun 24 09:55:04 UTC 2009

What's the point of this email? we do not need such an explanation,
while the bug submitter and followers didn't recieve it.

Next time, address better your email.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 06:31, Ben Finney<ben+debian at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Simon Waters <simon at technocool.net> writes:
>> If Debian procedures ensure Grave bugs are reviewed as promptly as
>> Critical bugs
> The severity of a bug is, as I understand it, intentionally divorced
> from the priority of attending to that bug. There is no necessary
> procedural connection between them.
>> (but then why have a Critical level in that case?)
> The different severity levels are well-defined
> <URL:http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities>, and more
> importantly those definitions are defined only in terms of the *effect*
> of the bug. The severity is easily discussed in terms of facts.
> This allows the severity to be independently, and hopefully
> dispassionately, assessed by anyone without a stake in getting the bug
> fixed.
>> I appreciate it is difficult, as there are competing interests in
>> reducing spurious reporting of critical bugs, and also of ensuring
>> genuinely critical issues are dealt with promptly.
> Debian bugs are attended to largely by volunteers. To my knowledge,
> there is no procedural “priority” for bug reports, beyond the
> coarse-grained “if this bug isn't fixed by the time we release, the
> package gets removed” threshold.
> The priority of addressing the bug is a much more socially-defined and
> inherently subjective property. It's good that there is no unnecessary
> entangling of the severity with the priority: this allows the
> person-to-person negotiation of priority to remain squarely outside the
> factual description of the bug's effect.
> --
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>  `\              to fact, not to try and make facts harmonise with my |
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> Ben Finney
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