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From Keith Turner <>
Subject Re: On ticket management
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 21:49:47 GMT
Is there anything in particular that you are interested in?

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM,  <> wrote:
> There's probably many folks like myself that would like to contribute
> but have no idea where/how to get started.  Any suggestions?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Newton []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2012 10:34
> To:
> Subject: Re: On ticket management
> 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 <>
> 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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