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Issue Type

Definition for Sakai


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


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!]



  1. Issue is Opened.
  2. Issue is vetted for accuracy and completeness of information and linked to related issues.
    • (Duplicate) If it duplicates a previous issue, then the newly opened issue is:
      1. Linked to the original issue as "duplicates"
      2. Commented with a note to look at the original issue to track progress
      3. Closed with a Resolution of "Duplicate"
    • Non-Issue: If it turns out that the issue was the result of a mis-understanding, and the mis-understanding doesn't suggest the need for a re-design, then the issue is:
      1. Closed with a Resolution of "Non-issue"
    • Incomplete:
    • Cannot Reproduce:
  3. An initial estimate of the scope of the bug and the resources required to address it is made and an initial Priority and Fix Version are assessed.
  4. Issue is a assigned to an appropriate individual.
  5. An issue may be re-assigned to others or Watchers added to facilitate discussion of its resolution. The Priority, Fix Version, Components, etc. may also be updated as necessary.
  6. Assignee Resolves issue with relevant Resolution, when work is completed, and updates Fix Version as necessary.
  7. QA team verifies resolution of issue and Closes the issue if it is appropriately resolved, otherwise the issue is Reopened. (QA verification only occurs against releases, not against the SVN Trunk.)