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Issue Type

Definition for Sakai

Bug

An error in design or implementation which directly impedes a user from achieving their expected result.

Task

A new capability being added to Sakai.

Feature Request

A desired capability, which may be selected for implementation in a future release of Sakai.

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Contributed Patch

A community-contributed patch to a particular version of sakai. The origin of such issues may lie in Bugs or Feature Requests which Sakai has not yet evaluated for implementation. Under such circumstances a linked issue is generally created by cloning the orignal issue in order to track Sakai's work on the issue. [Use at your own risk!]

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Each Jira issue has an Affects Version and a Fix Version. Generally speaking Sakai uses these versions values to indicate:

  • Affects Version - Version in which an issue is observed.
  • Fix Version - Version in which an issue is resolved.

Both of these versions, however, are not necessarily meaningful for all issue types. The table below summarizes how these version categories are applied in Sakai for the various issues typesthey are used for each specific issue type.

Issue Type

Affects Version

Fix Version

Bug

Version in which bug was identified.

Version in which bug is expected to be or has actually been resolved.

Task

Not required, but may provide useful context for comments on the issue.

Version in which new capabilitity is expected to appear or has appeared.

Feature Request

Not required, but may provide useful context for comments on the issue.

Not applicable. (Note that Feature Requests selected for implementation are converted to one or more Tasks for tracking the actual work.)

Contributed Patch

Version to which the patch can be applied.

Not applicable. (Note that Contributed Patches are cloned to provide a Bug or Feature Request for tracking Sakai work on the issue.)

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