Re: Definitions software/systems bug tracking

Subject: Re: Definitions software/systems bug tracking
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:42:48 -0600

Here's my take on it :)

On Wednesday, September 01, 2010, Donna McManus wrote:

> I'm flummoxed trying to define these terms in the context of
> "severity" for bug reporting:

> Minor

Small change. Fix before release if minimal code is affected

> Feature

New feature request.

> Trivial

Nuisance bug. Fix whenever convenient.

> Text


> Tweak

An odd one indeed :) Small change. Not really a bug. Fix when convenient.

> Major

Signiciant bug. Fix before release unless risk of fixing is greater than risk of bug.

> Crash

Self explanatory :) Crash, but not necessarily a show stopper.

> Block

Catastrophic bug. Stops all operation of software; could include loss of data. Software can't
ship in this state.

2 cents,

Dana W.

Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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