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bug #15595: Adding new categories

Submitted by:  pepeto <pepeto>
Submitted on:  Sat 13 Mar 2010 01:36:58 PM UTC  
 
Category: freeciv.orgSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: None
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
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Sat 30 Jun 2012 11:21:37 AM UTC, comment #13:

> I'm guessing "Project Admins": cazfi, dmarks, cproc?


...jtn :-)

Marko Lindqvist <cazfi>
Project Administrator
Sat 30 Jun 2012 11:08:09 AM UTC, comment #12:

Who has rights to wrangle Gna categories? I'm guessing "Project Admins": cazfi, dmarks, cproc?

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Fri 15 Oct 2010 01:28:33 AM UTC, comment #11:

"module installer" added to the bug tracker

Daniel Markstedt <dmarks>
Project Administrator
Sun 19 Sep 2010 10:09:29 PM UTC, comment #10:

Also, there is a "module installer" category for patch that doesn't exist for the bugs...

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Sun 28 Mar 2010 03:37:54 PM UTC, comment #9:

Updated list of requested categories:

  • common
  • generator
  • network
  • scenario
  • scripting
  • server
  • translation
  • utility
pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Mon 15 Mar 2010 12:13:57 AM UTC, comment #8:

Perhaps i wasn't clear enough: having many categories is confusing to the user when they go to enter a bug report. The more categories there are, the greater chance that any given bug could conceivably be filed against more than one category.

David Lowe <doctorjlowe>
Sun 14 Mar 2010 10:16:40 PM UTC, comment #7:

> The danger of having too many categories is that users might get
> confused and file their reports under the wrong heading. I've
> certainly experienced this when trying to report a problem with
> another project.


Normally, I guess that normal users shouldn't be able to edit the category field, neither priority or planned release.

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Sun 14 Mar 2010 06:05:26 PM UTC, comment #6:

The danger of having too many categories is that users might get confused and file their reports under the wrong heading. I've certainly experienced this when trying to report a problem with another project.

David Lowe <doctorjlowe>
Sun 14 Mar 2010 09:49:59 AM UTC, comment #5:

Thought also about "scenario" category for adding maps.

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Sat 13 Mar 2010 11:55:39 PM UTC, comment #4:

> most of the time I have to use general as the right entry is
> missing


I do the same...

> However, categories are only useful if you actually want to
> mechanically process the items -- filter by category, or
> generate stats, or what have you.
>
> I think the client-XXX categories are useful as different
> clients are maintained by different people (beyond the core set).


Actually, I hope there will be also an art maintainer, a server maintainer etc... And if one people is working on a big change about one of those category, the search of already existent bugs will be really faster and easier.

> A missing category is "nations" -- a large proportion of all
> patches are nation patches, and one or a few people generally
> deal with all of them, so it's worth being able to filter them
> out.


It's ok I think using the ruleset category for them, as long they affect the ruleset, is correct. But I'm not opposed to it. But in a such case, there will be also categories like "path finding", "city manager" or any particular module? Or maybe nations do something different?

One question would be (if all agree to adds the mentioned categories) who is able to change this?

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Sat 13 Mar 2010 05:42:47 PM UTC, comment #3:

I agree the current categories don't match the kind of bugs that are being raised.

However, categories are only useful if you actually want to mechanically process the items -- filter by category, or generate stats, or what have you.

I think the client-XXX categories are useful as different clients are maintained by different people (beyond the core set). Similarly freeciv.org, art, rulesets. Beyond that I'm not entirely sure it's worth it, although I don't feel strongly in this case as (unlike some other bug tracker situations) adding new categories doesn't come with much cost.

A missing category is "nations" -- a large proportion of all patches are nation patches, and one or a few people generally deal with all of them, so it's worth being able to filter them out.

I support having a category for "translation" too (IMO: for updates to po-files, as generally only a few people deal with these too).

Jacob Nevins <jtn>
Project Administrator
Sat 13 Mar 2010 05:30:21 PM UTC, comment #2:

I'm all for it; most of the time I have to use general as the right entry is missing

Matthias Pfafferodt <syntron>
Project Member
Sat 13 Mar 2010 01:39:03 PM UTC, comment #1:

Forgot:

  • network
pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member
Sat 13 Mar 2010 01:36:58 PM UTC, original submission:

Could we have more items for the field 'Category' of the item?

Personally, I would like to see:

  • server
  • generator
  • scripting
  • utility
  • common
  • aicore
  • translation

and maybe some others...

pepeto <pepeto>
Project Member

 

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