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Old 08-19-2008, 10:16 PM
John Poelstra
Default Do we need feature tracking bugs?

During the feature process review for Fedora 10 it was suggested that
each new feature have a separate tracking bug which would then block the
F10 release blocker.

As the Feature Wrangler I agreed to create each feature bug blocker so
that there was not more overhead on the feature owner. I confess that I
have not created any of the blocker bugs yet and am doubting the value
of doing so... and wishing I hadn't volunteered

It is going to take a fair amount of time to go through each feature
page, determine the BZ component, open a bug, add the bug to the feature
page, etc. and I'm doubting that these feature blocker BZs will really
get used.

I'm not seeing the value that would be provided beyond simply adding new
feature bugs directly to the release blocker. Yes, we would know at a
"feature" level if something wasn't looking good for the release, but
the release blocker is not so big that this wouldn't be readily obvious.

1) Who will be responsible to make sure that each new bug related to a
new feature blocks its respective tracker? This would be a natural bug
triage activity, but we do not have enough people participating in bug
triage right now to take this on.

2) Who is going to walk all the individual feature tracker bugs to make
sure we are ready to release?

3) What about features that don't have a BZ component--block the distro

I would like to propose that feature tracking bugs be created on an "as
needed basis" and not for every single feature listed here:


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