[Mageia-bugsquad] The meaning of the ASSIGNED status (Re: [Bug 41] [WISH] Make the cauldron animated & let it progressively start to boil, cook & then just ooooze when you're finished)

Marja van Waes marja11 at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 4 13:19:37 CEST 2011

Op 04-10-11 12:38, Remco Rijnders schreef:
> On Tue, Oct 04, 2011 at 09:31:59AM +0000, Marja wrote in 
> <20111004093200.6C90A4462B at alamut.mageia.org>:
>> --- Comment #6 from Marja van Waes <m.van.waes at xs4all.nl> 2011-10-04 
>> 13:31:59 CEST ---
>> (In reply to comment #4)
>>> Really? That's what the triage guide says?
>> I never saw anything in the Triage guide about what the "assigned" 
>> status means
>> or about who is supposed to set it to that status, and I still don't 
>> see it. I
>> don't know whether that is because my brain fools me, or because it 
>> really
>> isn't there.
>>> I thought only the Assignee sets status to ASSIGNED to show that 
>>> they are
>>> actually working on the bug.
>> I understood the same from D. Morgan, I'll revert the status to "new".
>> It is confusing, though, status "ASSIGNED" really meaning "WORKING ON 
> Taking this to the list and out of the bugreport where this discussion 
> doesn't really belong...
> I agree that it currently is unclear what this status means. So, at 
> the very least we need to address this in the revised triage guide.
> To me it seems logical that when something is assigned to a 
> maintainer, that that also turns the status to ASSIGNED. If that's not 
> what it means, then perhaps the status needs to be changed to better 
> reflect the meaning of the status. I don't know what a good 
> alternative would be though... "ACCEPTED_BY_MAINTAINER"? "IN_PROGRESS"?
> Or should we just leave it at "TRIAGED" and then let the maintainer 
> change it to "ASSIGNED"?
> Remco

Thanks for taking it to this list :)

Triaged is a keyword, though, we can't set bugs to a TRIAGED status. To 
make it confusing, assigned is a keyword we use when we assign a bug to 
a maintainer.
What this was about, is the ASSIGNED status. According to bugzilla, an 
assigned  bug remains NEW until the assignee decides what to do with it. 
Bugzilla doesn't say the assignee waits to accept until he/she starts 
working on it.

    This bug has recently been added to the assignee's list of bugs and
    must be processed. Bugs in this state may be accepted, and become
    *ASSIGNED*, passed on to someone else, and remain *NEW*, or resolved
    and marked *RESOLVED*. 

BTW, I found this here:


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