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63 <p>When an issue is first filed, it automatically goes in the
64 <b>"---"</b> milestone, meaning it is unscheduled. A developer will
65 examine it and maybe talk to other developers, then estimate the bug's
66 severity, the effort required to fix it, and schedule it in a numbered
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88 <li><b>P1:</b> <i>Prevents work from getting done, causes data
89 loss, or BFI ("Bad First Impression" -- too embarrassing for
90 a public release).</i>
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93 <li><b>P2:</b> <i>Workaround required to get stuff done.</i>
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96 <li><b>P3:</b> <i>Like P2, but rarely encountered in normal usage.</i>
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99 <li><b>P4:</b> <i>Developer concern only, API stability or
100 cleanliness issue.</i>
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103 <li><b>P5:</b> <i>Nice to fix, but in a pinch we could live with it.</i>
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111 most optimistic and most pessimistic projections for number of
112 engineer/days needed to fix the bug. The e number always comes first,
113 so we can sort on the field, but we include the actual spread after
114 it, so we know when we're dealing with a wide range. For example
115 "<b>e2.5&nbsp;(2&nbsp;/&nbsp;3)</b>" is not quite the same as
116 "<b>e2.5&nbsp;(1&nbsp;/&nbsp;4)</b>"!
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