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From Daniel Kulp <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about issue creation, status changes etc.)
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 19:14:28 GMT

On Dec 6, 2012, at 4:24 AM, Wolfram Schlich <> wrote:

> Hey,
> I propose to change the ASF JIRA config for the CLOUDSTACK project
> in a way that it doesn't send out mails to -dev on *every* change,
> especially for description edits, comment edits, comment additions
> etc. and only do it for important events, like issue creation,
> status updates, assignee changes etc.

Can I ask why you think comment additions are not important?    Those seem more important
to me than assignee changes and status updates.   Comments are part of the discussion about
the issue and thus belong on the dev list for all to see.


> It's pretty easy to accidentally click on the description area
> (which makes an editable text area appear and pre-selects all text)
> and to delete or replace all text with a single keystroke. If you
> click outside the text area then, the changes get saved and
> instantly mailed to -dev.
> I agree that transparency and awareness about bug reports is very
> important, but probably not everybody on -dev is interested in
> any change to any issue, so just sending out the important
> notifications to -dev and allowing people to add themselves as
> watchers to a JIRA issue if they are interested in particular ones
> could reduce the number of uninteresting mails for most people.
> Cheers,
> Wolfram

Daniel Kulp -
Talend Community Coder -

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