Shared labels for issues
We should probably have some common set of labels in GNOME projects. For example, newcomers has always been a commonly used keyword in our Bugzilla instance.
Gitlab currently provides the following set of labels by default:
bug, confirmed, critical, discussion, documentation, enhancement, suggestion, support
To make sure that bugs from our Bugzilla instance can map well to Gitlab, we should consider the keywords that are already in use. I used some regex to take the keywords of the bugs from the last 100 days and turn them into a frequency table:
Other label schemes
Sane GitHub Labels suggests to create 3 types of labels: Status, Type and Priority labels. Each label then needs to have a prefix of the given type (e.g. Status: Accepted).
https://robinpowered.com/blog/best-practice-system-for-organizing-and-tagging-github-issues/ proposes 10 categories for labels. Each label should use the color of the specific category.