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From Alex Huang <>
Subject RE: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about issue creation, status changes etc.)
Date Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:48:21 GMT
I already have all my mail setup to filter JIRA emails to another folder so I'm actually okay
with JIRA "spamming".  However, I can certainly see people who don't have server side filtering
getting annoyed by emails spamming them on their devices for example.

I think to resolve David's concern, it just means developers must be conscientious about discussions
taking place on -dev.  We've been doing pretty good in terms of switching between -user and
-dev.  I don't see it as a problem for someone to says let's take this to the list on JIRA
itself.  Some will get drop but I doubt it's that big a deal.

I'm actually more concerned that discussions on the list are not captured in JIRA itself so
someone looking up a bug doesn't get the context of what has already been discussed about
the bug.  For that I propose that we tag all bug discussion emails.  It would be great if
someone who knows smtp to write a script to post to Jira on the appropriate tags.  Anyone
want to take that on?  Until we have that we have to make it a convention that searching for
a bug also means a search for the tag in the list to see if it's been discussed.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Nalley []
> Sent: Friday, December 07, 2012 3:02 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Adjust JIRA to send out less mails (e.g. only about
> issue creation, status changes etc.)
> On Fri, Dec 7, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Rohit Yadav <> wrote:
> > I agree with Joe, JIRA should keep the same level of verbosity.
> > As Alex suggests, a good idea is to move them to a new mailing list (for
> commits, jira and review board updates etc.) and people who want to
> receive those can join them. Can David or any asf-infra member help us get a
> new mailing list for all of that?
> So while I am not inherently opposed to creation of a new list for
> jira, review board, etc - I am very worried about the splintering
> effect. Development discussions and decisions must happen on the -dev
> list. Today some of those are happening in review board and jira, and
> today those all circle back to the -dev list. IF Jira was only used as
> a task list and seriously policed for that purpose I'd be more
> amenable, but I just don't see it happening that way.
> (also as a side note - I have no privs on apmail - so can't help you
> there - any officer can use the mlreq form though)
> --David

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