[Tracker-discuss] Schema

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Mon Nov 27 15:07:24 CET 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Paul Dubois schrieb:
>> So it sounds like there are really 4 values?
>> normal
>> high
>> fix if possible before release
>> showstopper
>> As I've said before, I think it is better to use words, not numbers, and
>> especially not operationally meaningless distinctions like 4 vs. 5
> I think that would describe it well. Submitters sometimes also want to
> assign "low"; they use numbers below 5. I'm not sure whether this is
> an important distinction.

For avoidance of doubt: are you expecting any submitters to be able to set
the priority ? I thought we had agreed that this was the privilege of
developers, i.e. that *user* would use a *severity* instead. (See current
I really do think that the distinction between severity and priority
should be made, no matter how you actually spell the two.

(In my current schema, as well as the live tracker, the 'priority field'
 can be set if you are logged in as developer. Thus, creating an issue
as developer should let you set it during creation, too, but not as a



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