Prioritization Working Group

Prioritization Working Group

working group status: active

Triaging bugs, mainly deciding if bugs are critical (potential release blockers) or not.

What is the goal of this working group?

This working group aims to accomplish the following:

  • Processing ‘nominations’ and routing bugs to folks who can fix them
  • Identifying critical bugs and monitoring them to ensure they are making progress
  • Identifying the agenda for compiler team triage meetings
    • Critical issues that are not making progress
    • Beta/Stable nominations to be backported
    • Issues where bugs are nominated for needing wider discussion
  • Tracking deferred things and ensuring they are picked up again
    • Future compatibility warnings

How do people bring things to the working group’s attention?

If something seems “obviously criticial”, people can tag it as P-critical (see below). But if unclear, use I-nominated as today to bring it to the group’s attention.

However, as we already have problems where the “intent” of a nomination is unclear, we may wish to consider replacing I-nominated with more specific N-* labels that identify the reason the issue was nominated:

  • N-critical – nominated as a potential critical issue
  • N-compiler – nominated for discussion by compiler team
  • N-lang etc

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved in this working group, come and say hi in the Zulip stream but mainly try to attend to our meetings on wednesday at 6pm UTC. Check out the Rust compiler calendar. You can also be added to the Zulip group for the working group if you are interested in being pinged when there are things that you may want to be involved with.


We have our pre-triage meetings on wednesday at 6pm UTC. Check out the Rust compiler calendar.