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From David Medinets <>
Subject Re: On ticket management
Date Wed, 02 May 2012 21:50:32 GMT
Read the JIRA tickets. Ask questions about any that are not
understandable. Ask questions about any tickets that have no comments
within the last 60 days.

Review documentation. What is missing?

How can the javadocs be improved?

Check the jira tickets for integration issues (like Pentaho). Or work
on your own integration issues.

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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