- PITS largely replaces the Development.DevelopmentPriority and Development.KnownBugs pages that were at pmwiki.org.
- If you have an issue they'd like to see addressed, first briefly check the list of open and suspended issues at http://www.pmwiki.org/PITS to see if someone else has already made a PITS entry for it.
- If so, then you can edit the PITS entry to add more details, opinions, or even add your vote as to the issue's priority. Issues with higher priority votes tend to get greater attention. (See below.)
- If no issue has yet been registered, click on the NewIssue link (or go to http://www.pmwiki.org/PITS/NewIssue) and fill out the form to add the new issue to the tracking system. Make sure the title is suggestive enough that others can understand the issue (and add their votes to the priority), and for bug reports make sure the description includes enough details that someone can observe or duplicate the bug so a fix can be found.
- The description text is just wiki text, so it's okay to include links to other pages and sites to further demonstrate or explain the issue.
- The status of each issue is typically given as one of:
- "open" -- new issues and issues still under consideration
- "confirmed" -- the issue has been confirmed to exist but still needs a fix
- "awaiting feedback" -- more information is needed before the issue can be addressed
"ToDo" -- Pm has it on his "to do" list of things to be addressed
- "suspended" -- the issue has been indefinitely postponed due to technical difficulty or lack of interest
- "closed" -- the issue has been resolved
A note about how Pm views the priorities:
"The priorities are primarily advisory, but they do carry a lot of weight with me, especially if there are a large number of votes. But when setting out to work on something I examine not only an issue's priority but also its difficulty and the impacts it might have on other features in the overall systems. So, issues that are listed low or medium priority but otherwise easily addressed may get taken care of quickly, while high priority issues that require lots of planning and effort may take longer to be addressed.
But it's also worth pointing out that if an issue is especially important to you and you want to get beyond simple appeals to my reason, it is possible to use economic and market incentives to adjust my perceptions of issues' priorities :-) :-). (See http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/SendPmMoney
). " --Pm