This paper proposes a bug triaging method to reduce the time to fix bugs in large-scale open source software development. Our method considers the upper limit of tasks which can be fixed by a developer in a certain period. In this paper, we conduct a case study of applying our method to Mozilla Firefox and Eclipse Platform projects and show the following findings: (1) using our method mitigates the situation where the majority of bug-fixing tasks are assigned to particular developers, (2) our method can reduce up to 50%-83% of time to fix bugs compared with the manual bug triaging method and up to 34%-38% compared with the existing method, and (3) the two factors, Preference (adequate for fixing a bug) and Limit (limits of developers' working hours), used in our method have an dispersion effect on the task assignment.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Bug Triaging Method for Reducing the Time to Fix Bugs in Large-scale Open Source Software Development|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 15 2015|