svn commit: r48005 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Benjamin Kaduk bjk at
Wed Jan 13 00:53:30 UTC 2016

Author: bjk
Date: Wed Jan 13 00:53:29 2016
New Revision: 48005

  Add entry on the new issue triage team, from Vladimir Krstulja


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-10-2015-12.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-10-2015-12.xml	Tue Jan 12 23:07:44 2016	(r48004)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2015-10-2015-12.xml	Wed Jan 13 00:53:29 2016	(r48005)
@@ -2021,4 +2021,124 @@
 	archive or see the Phabricator review.</p>
+  <project cat='team'>
+    <title>The &os; Issue Triage Team</title>
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>Bugmeister</name>
+	<email>bugmeister at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Kubilay</given>
+	  <common>Kocak</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>koobs at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Vladimir</given>
+	  <common>Krstulja</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>vlad-fbsd at</email>
+      </person>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>Rodrigo N.</given>
+	  <common>Hernandez</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>rodrigo.FreeBSD at</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+    <links>
+      <url href="">Issue Triage Team's Brainstorming Pad</url>
+    </links>
+    <body>
+      <p>By the end of the Q4 2015 period, &a.koobs; (koobs@)
+	started an initiative to form an experimental Bugzilla Triage
+	Team.  The main goals of the team are to increase community
+	involvement (addition/training of new triagers) and enhance
+	current procedures and tools, among others.  This experiment was
+	started with the participation of Vladimir (blackflow on
+	irc/freenode) and Rodrigo (DanDare on irc/freenode), who
+	approached koobs@ with a desire to contribute and get more
+	involved with the &os; Project.  This experimental pilot project
+	has the task of setting up procedures for enhanced Issue (Problem
+	Report) management that include better
+	classification/prioritization, eventually leading to faster
+	resolution of the issues.</p>
+      <p>We are now happy to report on the progress of this
+	experimental team:</p>
+      <ul>
+	<li>We have set up the #FreeBSD-bugs IRC channel on
+	  Freenode and we are successfully using it to exchange information
+	  about triage processes, ask for help, propose changes and discuss
+	  related topics.</li>
+	<li>We have identified the primary role of an Issue Triage
+	  Team to be that of classification of problem reports of all kinds
+	  (currently limited mostly to ports and obvious src issues) and
+	  facilitation of issue assignment, which is making sure that the
+	  reported issues are explained well, contain all the appropriate
+	  information (or as much of it as possible), and are brought to
+	  attention of the people who can act upon them.</li>
+	<li>Vladimir and Rodrigo are successfully training in bug
+	  triage as well as porting processes (Vladimir is also taking
+	  maintainership of some ports).</li>
+	<li>This experiment is benefiting from the introduction of
+	  newcomers to issue tracking.  It naturally resulted in a entire
+	  review of the tracking proccess from its very elementary aspects.
+	  This "fresh eyes" participation spotted minor details
+	  along the proccess, giving the opportunity to scrutinize actual
+	  procedures on a number of smaller points, followed by proposals on
+	  how to improve the overall Issue Tracking and Management.  The new
+	  ideas include both organizational and technical ideas and
+	  solutions, such as new or modified keywords or flags for better
+	  classification, the triage workflow, and Bugzilla technical
+	  improvements among others.</li>
+	<li>An important goal is producing documentation not only
+	  aimed at people directly engaged on issue triage tasks, but also
+	  documentation aimed at general users, about best practices for
+	  using Bugzilla and the issue management workflow.  Another
+	  relevant point is that feedback from triage team can be used to
+	  improve Bugzilla in terms of adjusting existing features to best
+	  fit &os;'s needs, and development of new features (please see
+	  Mahdi "Magic" Mokhtari's report on "Bugzilla
+	  improvements").</li>
+	<li>We are still collating ideas in preparation of setting
+	  up a Wiki namespace for the overall topic of issue management,
+	  containing information for all the parties involved in issue
+	  tracking: from users (reporters) to maintainers and committers.
+	  The unorganized brainstorming document is linked in this
+	  report.</li> </ul>
+      <p>Since the Issue Triage Team is very young, we expect more
+	information be available and more actions be reported upon in the
+	next Status report.</p>
+    </body>
+    <help>
+      <task>
+	<p>Set up the Wiki namespace and organize the brainstorm
+	  document into a meaningful set of documents.</p>
+      </task>
+      <task>
+	<p>Recruit more suitable triagers into the team.</p>
+      </task>
+    </help>
+  </project>

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