Bug triage refers to assuring quality of bug reports in Wikimedia Bugzilla. The process of triaging is explained in the Triage guide. The main job of triagers and the Bugsquad is to help users and developers in Bugzilla. Triaging a bug report involves making sure that the bug report
- has enough information for developers and makes sense
- has not already been reported before (checking for duplicates)
- is filed in the correct place (product and component)
- has sensible "Severity" and "Priority" fields
- is versioned correctly
We currently have a bugwrangler who triages bugs and organizes bug triage meetings to collectively prioritize, validate and assign bug reports, and to sometimes recruit developers to fix the bug or implement the enhancement. We announce the meetings ahead of time on wikitech-l and via Google Calendar, Identi.ca and Twitter. Bug triage meetings are held in a public IRC channel, either #wikimedia-dev (webchat link) or #wikimedia-office (webchat link). See MediaWiki on IRC for general information on IRC.
Triages currently take place every other week, and the next triage will be announced here. Also see the QA Weekly Goals for more information.