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From Eric Newton <eric.new...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: On ticket management
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 13:26:40 GMT
The vote passes, with 4+ votes and 2- votes.

In the future, tickets that are not actively being worked on by someone
will remain unassigned.

Expect some ticket spam as we each unassign our existing tickets.

-Eric

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM, Eric Newton <eric.newton@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think John makes a good point, so I'm calling for a vote.
>
> +1 tickets remain unassigned if you aren't actively working on them,
> committers will get ticket assignments by default, after they review the
> content, they are marked unassigned.
>
> -1 tickets should stay assigned to committers to avoid getting lost;
> stealing assigned tickets is encouraged.  One reserves a ticket with "Start
> Progress".
>
> This vote will be held open for 72 hours.
>
> -Eric
>
> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Eric Newton <eric.newton@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Tickets that remain unassigned don't seem to get any attention.
>>
>> I've been trying to close as many "easy" tickets as I can over the last
>> few days... and there's this giant pile of tickets that are unassigned that
>> I've not even started to look at.
>>
>> Unless we are rigorous about going through the unassigned tickets, I
>> prefer to keep them assigned to someone.
>>
>> -Eric
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM, John Vines <john.w.vines@ugov.gov> wrote:
>>
>>> So early on we took the stance that different committers owned different
>>> realms of the project. This makes sense, because we want to make sure
>>> that
>>> outside contributors don't have their patches ignored. However, this also
>>> means that all tickets under realm X will be assigned to that person.
>>>
>>> I am not a fan of this approach, for a few different reasons-
>>> 1. Committers get pidgeon-holed into very specific realms of the project
>>> 2. Committers can find themselves stuck with tickets that they are not
>>> that
>>> aware of and/or don't understand
>>> 3. Outsiders can be hesitant to begin contribution because with a ticket
>>> assigned they could think that they are working on it
>>> 4. At least for me, I would like to use assigned tickets to keep track of
>>> what I have on *MY* plate. That is, the things that I am working on
>>> and/or
>>> want and plan to work on next.
>>>
>>> I'm wondering what everyone's thoughts would be on making the default
>>> behavior for new tickets be unassigned (I imagine this is possible in
>>> JIRA)
>>> and the method for ticket assignment.  We can still divide up the realms
>>> for the committers for ensuring validity of the tickets and for handling
>>> patches though.  This would also mean purging all current ticket
>>> assignments, except those which should be legitimately assigned under the
>>> new methods.
>>>
>>> John
>>>
>>
>>
>

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