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Advice on Catagorization

I'm looking for some advice on how to catagorize bugs in different versions of a project. If we have a bug in a production released version of the project, we want that bug to get a higher visibility in our reports than a bug in a version still under development.

We considered using the priority to differentiate production bugs from development bugs, but this doesn't really capture what we want - it could be a low-priority production bug.

Any ideas?

Michael T.
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

You could categorize by which version you need to fix the bug for, using the "fix for"  (aka "release") field.

For example if you are shipping version 2.01 right now you might have two fix fors: 2.02 and 3.00.

Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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