Commit 8f335b27 authored by Fabio Busatto's avatar Fabio Busatto Committed by bikebilly

Add how to manage a regression

parent 519d0477
...@@ -15,6 +15,8 @@ ...@@ -15,6 +15,8 @@
- [Between the 1st and the 7th](#between-the-1st-and-the-7th) - [Between the 1st and the 7th](#between-the-1st-and-the-7th)
- [On the 7th](#on-the-7th) - [On the 7th](#on-the-7th)
- [After the 7th](#after-the-7th) - [After the 7th](#after-the-7th)
- [Regressions](#regressions)
- [How to manage a regression](#how-to-manage-a-regression)
- [Release retrospective and kickoff](#release-retrospective-and-kickoff) - [Release retrospective and kickoff](#release-retrospective-and-kickoff)
- [Retrospective](#retrospective) - [Retrospective](#retrospective)
- [Kickoff](#kickoff) - [Kickoff](#kickoff)
...@@ -216,7 +218,7 @@ For example, it is likely that an exception will be made for a trivial 1-5 line ...@@ -216,7 +218,7 @@ For example, it is likely that an exception will be made for a trivial 1-5 line
All MRs which have had exceptions granted must be merged by the 15th. All MRs which have had exceptions granted must be merged by the 15th.
### Regressions ## Regressions
A regression for a particular monthly release is a bug that exists in that A regression for a particular monthly release is a bug that exists in that
release, but wasn't present in the release before. This includes bugs in release, but wasn't present in the release before. This includes bugs in
...@@ -234,10 +236,33 @@ month. When we say 'the most recent monthly release', this can refer to either ...@@ -234,10 +236,33 @@ month. When we say 'the most recent monthly release', this can refer to either
the version currently running on GitLab.com, or the most recent version the version currently running on GitLab.com, or the most recent version
available in the package repositories. available in the package repositories.
A regression issue should be labeled with the appropriate [subject label](../CONTRIBUTING.md#subject-labels-wiki-container-registry-ldap-api-etc) ### How to manage a regression
and [team label](../CONTRIBUTING.md#team-labels-ci-discussion-edge-platform-etc),
just like any other issue, to help GitLab team members focus on issues that are Regressions are very important, and they should be considered high priority
relevant to [their area of responsibility](https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/engineering/workflow/#choosing-something-to-work-on). issues that should be solved as soon as possible, expecially if they affect
users. Anyway, ~regression label itself is not a [priority label], and this
means that regressions should still follow the scheduling process.
When a regression is found:
1. Create an issue describing the problem in the most detailed way possible
2. Label the issue properly, using the [team label](../CONTRIBUTING.md#team-labels-ci-discussion-edge-platform-etc),
the [subject label](../CONTRIBUTING.md#subject-labels-wiki-container-registry-ldap-api-etc)
and any other label that may apply in the specific case
3. Add the ~regression label
4. Add the proper milestone
4. Ping the Product Manager, see [product categories](https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/product/categories/)
to find who manages that specific area of the Product
A very important step is helping the PM to understand the impact the regression
may have on users, by providing examples and how to reproduce it. This will
allow proper scheduling with a [priority label]. Normally it will be
~"Next Patch Release" if after the final release, or ~Deliverable if between the
feature freeze and the final release.
In case of very urgent fixes, a developer can choose to pick up the issue even
before it is properly scheduled, in order to speed up the process. The PM should
be pinged in the issue anyway to get confirmation about the actual priority as
soon as possible.
## Release retrospective and kickoff ## Release retrospective and kickoff
...@@ -312,3 +337,4 @@ still an issue I encourage you to open it on the [GitLab.com issue tracker](http ...@@ -312,3 +337,4 @@ still an issue I encourage you to open it on the [GitLab.com issue tracker](http
[done]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#definition-of-done [done]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#definition-of-done
[automatic_ce_ee_merge]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html [automatic_ce_ee_merge]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/automatic_ce_ee_merge.html
[ee_features]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/ee_features.html [ee_features]: https://docs.gitlab.com/ce/development/ee_features.html
[priority label]: https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md#priority-labels-deliverable-stretch-next-patch-release
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