[openstack-dev] [nova] Wishlist bugs == (trivial) blueprint?

Markus Zoeller mzoeller at de.ibm.com
Tue Mar 15 15:18:29 UTC 2016

Chris Dent <cdent+os at anticdent.org> wrote on 03/15/2016 02:37:45 PM:

> From: Chris Dent <cdent+os at anticdent.org>
> To: "OpenStack Development Mailing List (not for usage questions)" 
> <openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org>
> Date: 03/15/2016 02:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [nova] Wishlist bugs == (trivial) 
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2016, Markus Zoeller wrote:
> > Long story short, I'm in favor of abandoning the use of "wishlist"
> > as an importance in bug reports to track requests for enhancements.
> While I'm very much in favor of limiting the amount of time issues
> (of any sort) linger in launchpad[1] I worry that if we stop making
> "wishlist" available as an option then people who are not well
> informed about the complex system for achieving features in Nova
> will have no medium to get their ideas into the system. We want
> users to sometime be able to walk up, drop an idea and move on without
> having to be responsible for actually doing that work. If we insist
> that such ideas must go through the blueprint process then most
> ideas will be left unstated.
> What I think we need to do instead is fix this problem:
> > * we don't have a process to transform wishlist bugs to blueprints
> such that we do have a process of some kind where a wishlist idea
> either gets an owner who starts the blueprint process (because it is
> just that cool) or dies from lack of attention.
> It's clear, though, that we already have a huge debt in bug/issue
> management so adding yet another task is hard to contemplate.
> I think we can address some of that by more quickly expiring bugs
> that have had no recent activity or attention, on the assumption
> that:
> * They will come back up again if they are good ideas or real bugs.
> * Lack of attention is a truthy signal of either lack of resources or 
>    of importance.
> What needs to happen is that fewer things which are not actionable
> or nobody is interested in show up when traversing the bugs looking
> for something to work on.

Regarding the expiration of bug reports, I have [1] in the pipeline
which had a proposal there at the end. It's something I'd like to
discuss at the summit. Right now I'm focusing on the "wishlist" ones.

> [...]

[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/266453/2/doc/source/bug_process.rst

Regards, Markus Zoeller (markus_z)

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