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Subject:RE: Release notes: term for bugs From:Femila Anilkumar <fanilkumar -at- conversay -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 11 Jun 2002 15:36:06 -0700
I've always called them "Known Issues".
From: Fred Sampson [mailto:fred -at- fredsampson -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: Release notes: term for bugs
With my current employer they're know as "incidents," because they're all
reported into a tracking database. My personal preference is "issues." In
general, companies don't like to admit (to the outside world, and sometimes
to themselves) to having problems or defects.
At 02:33 PM 6/11/2002, you wrote:
>I'm doing a whopper of a release notes doc, and for the heck of it, I'm
>wondering what words you use to refer to bugs. Bugs? Problems? Issues?
>Errors? Right now I'm using a mix of problems and errors. Have any other
>ideas? I checked the archives and found nothing in the years 2001-2002, but
>I'm sure this has been discussed before.
>My doc starts this way: "This document lists known problems in the initial
>release of [Bohunkus v1.0]."
>I really like "known problems," but thought I'd see what else you call
>"Issues" sounds like psychologist-speak. And no company I've ever worked
>has wanted me to use the word "bugs." ;-)
fred -at- fredsampson -dot- com
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