Commit d810e65a authored by Mek Stittri's avatar Mek Stittri

Merge branch 'how-to-manage-a-regression' into 'master'

Add how to manage a regression

See merge request gitlab-org/gitlab-ce!17530
parents b0dd951e 13d9f664
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- [Between the 1st and the 7th](#between-the-1st-and-the-7th)
- [On the 7th](#on-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)
- [Retrospective](#retrospective)
- [Kickoff](#kickoff)
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Check [this guide]( about how to open an exception request before opening one.
### Regressions
## Regressions
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
......@@ -217,10 +219,30 @@ month. When we say 'the most recent monthly release', this can refer to either
the version currently running on, or the most recent version
available in the package repositories.
A regression issue should be labeled with the appropriate [subject label](../
and [team label](../,
just like any other issue, to help GitLab team members focus on issues that are
relevant to [their area of responsibility](
### How to manage a regression
Regressions are very important, and they should be considered high priority
issues that should be solved as soon as possible, especially if they affect
users. Despite that, ~regression label itself does not imply when the issue
will be scheduled.
When a regression is found:
1. Create an issue describing the problem in the most detailed way possible
1. If possible, provide links to real examples and how to reproduce the problem
1. Label the issue properly, using the [team label](../,
the [subject label](../
and any other label that may apply in the specific case
1. Add the ~bug and ~regression labels
1. Notify the respective Engineering Manager to evaluate the Severity of the regression and add a [Severity label]( The counterpart Product Manager is included to weigh-in on prioritization as needed to set the [Priority label](
1. If the regression is either an ~S1, ~S2 or ~S3 severity, label the regression with the current milestone as it should be fixed in the current milestone.
1. If the regression was introduced in an RC of the current release, label with ~Deliverable
1. If the regression was introduced in the previous release, label with ~"Next Patch Release"
1. If the regression is an ~S4 severity, the regression may be scheduled for later milestones at the discretion of Engineering Manager and Product Manager.
When a new issue is found, the fix should start as soon as possible. You can
ping the Engineering Manager or the Product Manager for the relative area to
make them aware of the issue earlier. They will analyze the priority and change
it if needed.
## Release retrospective and kickoff
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