Commit 12dbf555 authored by Victor Wu's avatar Victor Wu Committed by Sean McGivern

Label priority and Priority sort orders

parent 61b775ed
......@@ -77,15 +77,32 @@ having their priority set to null.
![Prioritize labels](img/labels_prioritize.png)
Now that you have labels prioritized, you can use the 'Priority' and 'Label
priority' filters in the issues or merge requests tracker.
Now that you have labels prioritized, you can use the 'Label priority' and 'Priority'
sort orders in the issues or merge requests tracker.
The 'Label priority' filter puts issues with the highest priority label on top.
In the following, everything applies to both issues and merge requests, but we'll
refer to just issues for brevity.
The 'Priority' filter sorts issues by their soonest milestone due date, then by
label priority.
The 'Label priority' sort order positions issues with higher priority labels
toward the top, and issues with lower priority labels toward the bottom. A non-prioritized
label is considered to have the lowest priority. For a given issue, we _only_ consider the
highest priority label assigned to it in the comparison. ([We are discussing](https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab-ce/issues/18554)
including all the labels in a given issue for this comparison.) Given two issues
are equal according to this sort comparison, their relative order is equal, and
therefore it's not guaranteed that one will be always above the other.
![Label priority sort order](img/label_priority_sort_order.png)
The 'Priority' sort order comparison first considers an issue's milestone's due date,
(if the issue is assigned a milestone and the milestone's due date exists), and then
secondarily considers the label priority comparison above. Sooner due dates results
a higher sort order. If an issue doesn't have a milestone due date, it is equivalent to
being assigned to a milestone that has a due date in the infinite future. Given two issues
are equal according to this two-stage sort comparison, their relative order is equal, and
therefore it's not guaranteed that one will be always above the other.
![Priority sort order](img/priority_sort_order.png)
![Filter labels by priority](img/labels_filter_by_priority.png)
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