Closing bugs in bugzilla

Tony Lambregts tony.lambregts at
Sat Apr 28 23:51:56 CDT 2007

Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> James Hawkins wrote:
>> On 4/28/07, Ben Hodgetts <ben at> wrote:
>>> Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
>>>> Can anyone explain why do we need to change severity when closing bugs?
>>>> This makes severity totally useless. We might as well reset all
>>> severity
>>>> to normal and remove it from the bugzilla.
>>>>> tony.lambregts at changed:
>>>>>            What    |Removed                     |Added
>>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>            Severity|major                       |normal
>>>>>              Status|RESOLVED                    |CLOSED
>>> It doesn't change it itself, the closer does it. If I close a bug then I
>>> also change the severity but only if it was wrong initially (so people
>>> can look back a closed bugs and still have them with what severity they
>>> really should be).
>> I'm pretty sure that's not what Vitaliy meant.  He's questioning why
>> the person who closes the bug also changes the severity.
> Correct that is exactly what I am asking. It seems that every time some
> one goes into a "frenzy" of touching big number of bugs at the same
> time, they are not available on the IRC, don't respond to e-mails. Nor
> did they discussed the matter on the wine-devel or any other
> communication channels.
> My question is why change severity of the bug _after_ it was resolved?
> Can we make a policy that whenever any one wants to do a wholesale
> change on Bugzilla discuss the matter with other people involved? So at
> least they will know what's going on and why.
> Vitaliy
Well if the severity is not right in the first place It should be changed.


Tony Lambregts

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