Software can be registered on the site by contacting one of the moderators. Either use the contact form or find a moderator in the members list.
Do not request to add a software unless you are the author/porter of the software or if you are doing it with the consent of the author/porter. OS4Depot will not manage the software and issues that get registered here, that's a job for the software/porter to do. Registering a software without the consent of the author/porter is therefore pointless.
Once a software is registered a User* can be assigned to it and (s)he will be able to administrate all details surrounding the registered software.
* Site Moderators and Admins can also administrate Software
Registered users can add issues to the software registered at the site. An issue acts as a change request for the software and can be of two types:
|Bug||- a flaw has been found in the software|
|Suggestion ||- the user makes a feature request of some kind|
Each issue is marked with a severity flag:
During the lifetime of an issue its status will change:
|New||- A user has just registered this issue|
|Open||- Someone is taking an initial look at the issue|
|In Progress||- Someone is actually working on resolving the issue|
|Fixed||- The issue has been fixed, but not yet been released|
|Closed||- The issue has been rejected|
|Closed Fixed ||- The issue has been fixed and released|
To softly enforce a certain work flow there's a certain rule set for what status you can progress to from the current status.
|Open|| -> In progress, Fixed or Closed|
|In Progress|| -> Open, Fixed or Closed|
|Fixed|| -> Open or Closed Fixed|
|Closed|| -> Open|
|Closed Fixed || -> Open|
Only these persons can change the details of an issue once it is registered:
| ||Site moderators and Admins
The User assigned to the software the issue is related to
The User assigned to the issue
A status comment can be set that describes what is currently happening to the issue.
Each issue also has a non public note book where the assigned user can enter progress details and such.
Users can post comments to each issue.
Only a Site moderator or Admin is able to moderate comments.