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From Chris Mattmann <>
Subject Re: A proposal to move away from Jira-centric development
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:22:21 GMT
Discussion belongs on the dev list. Putting discussion in JIRA, is fine, but realize,
there is a lot of noise in that signal and people may or may not be watching
the JIRA list. In fact, I don’t see JIRA sent to the dev list at all so you are basically
forking the conversation to a high noise list by putting it all in JIRA.

On 8/15/16, 10:11 AM, "Aleksey Yeschenko" <> wrote:

    I too feel like it would be sufficient to announce those major JIRAs on the dev@ list,
but keep all discussion itself to JIRA, where it belongs.
    You don’t need to follow every ticket this way, just subscribe to dev@ and then start
watching the select major JIRAs you care about.
    On 15 August 2016 at 18:08:20, Jeremiah D Jordan ( wrote:
    I like keeping things in JIRA because then everything is in one place, and it is easy
to refer someone to it in the future.  
    But I agree that JIRA tickets with a bunch of design discussion and POC’s and such in
them can get pretty long and convoluted.  
    I don’t really like the idea of moving all of that discussion to email which makes it
has harder to point someone to it. Maybe a better idea would be to have a “design/POC”
JIRA and an “implementation” JIRA. That way we could still keep things in JIRA, but the
final decision would be kept “clean”.  
    Though it would be nice if people would send an email to the dev list when proposing “design”
JIRA’s, as not everyone has time to follow every JIRA ever made to see that a new design
JIRA was created that they might be interested in participating on.  
    My 2c.  
    > On Aug 15, 2016, at 9:22 AM, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:  
    > A long time ago, I was a proponent of keeping most development discussions  
    > on Jira, where tickets can be self contained and the threadless nature  
    > helps keep discussions from getting sidetracked.  
    > But Cassandra was a lot smaller then, and as we've grown it has become  
    > necessary to separate out the signal (discussions of new features and major  
    > changes) from the noise of routine bug reports.  
    > I propose that we take advantage of the dev list to perform that  
    > separation. Major new features and architectural improvements should be  
    > discussed first here, then when consensus on design is achieved, moved to  
    > Jira for implementation and review.  
    > I think this will also help with the problem when the initial idea proves  
    > to be unworkable and gets revised substantially later after much  
    > discussion. It can be difficult to figure out what the conclusion was, as  
    > review comments start to pile up afterwards. Having that discussion on the  
    > list, and summarizing on Jira, would mitigate this.  
    > --  
    > Jonathan Ellis  
    > Project Chair, Apache Cassandra  
    > co-founder,  
    > @spyced  

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