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From Stephen Kestle <>
Subject Any chance of a burn down?
Date Tue, 01 Mar 2011 11:07:02 GMT
Hi there!

You guys are using JIRA, which has a very tantalising feature of time 
estimation and a burndown chart that is immensely useful in determining 
how things are going along.

Would it be possible to just have some gross estimates of how long it's 
going to take "you" (the committer) to finish the work.  Nothing to be 
held to - just a guess.  It'll give a rough idea of what's going on

e.g. if it's going to take 5 hours to do, and you spend 1.5 hours a 
night (on average) then say 3 or 4 days.

    * I don't care if the days say they're 8 hours or whatever
    * I don't care if the "burn down" burns up because new tickets are
      being added into 0.8

This will help me see at a guess if 0.8 is going to be ready in days (I 
don't think so), weeks (maybe), months (hopefully in low numbers), or years.

It will also help me sell ACE to my work which is currently developing 
OSGi provisioning and soon deployment services, and potentially get 
patches sent your way.

If you say "yes" (please please please...), it'd be pretty awesome to 
have a guess at the "release date" based on looking at the chart burn 
down and your gut feeling.  Again, I don't care if it's accurate or not 
(it's going to be about 10x more accurate than any guess I can come up 
with based on ticket flows etc).

Thanks for giving me hope for something better than Web Start! ;)


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