[development] Voting on issues (was Re: How to post bug reports andpatches)

Vivek Puri crystalcube at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 1 09:28:27 UTC 2008

voting will not solve the problem , popularity factor is already one of causes of problem. The problem stems from lack of fair way of defining how critical a given issue is. Right now everything to do with D7 currently gets most attention, leaving the bugs in production releases with lack of attention from the community. 

There should be a queue based on a factor which defines fairness something like this ,
 Secuity > known bug/patch > issue
 core > module
 Current Stable version ( 6) > last stable version (5) > development version (7)

Of course there is also a need for some kind of accountability as why a patch for a bug in production version has not been committed for x.y.z time period. But we can ignore that ...being an open source project ;) . Currently new release is favored over resolving bugs in current release. 


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