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From "Vincent Massol" <vmas...@octo.com>
Subject RE: [httpclient] release and development questions
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2002 19:21:09 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason van Zyl [mailto:jvanzyl@zenplex.com]
> Sent: 28 March 2002 14:17
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: RE: [httpclient] release and development questions
> 
> On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 10:00, bob mcwhirter wrote:
> >
> > I don't mean to get (too) religious or philosophical here, but...
> >
> > It seems to me that a ToDo is just a normal Task that is included
> > in a particular Release.  Part of project-management is determining
> > which things are going into which release.  Instead of maintaining
> > a pre-release todo-list and a post-release bag-of-tasks, I think
> > having something to assign a task to a release (even a distant
> > future release) would make this easier.  Tag things as for-3.5,
> > and when you get near the 3.5 release, you already have your
> > ToDo list.
> 
> That's a good idea, a general task list with various scopes applied
over
> top of it. I will blatantly steal your idea and put it in Maven :-)
> 

like in Cactus's todo : http://jakarta.apache.org/cactus/todo.html ?

> > Also, part of project management is acheiving deadlines, which
> > many times means pushing some tasks to a later release.  Instead
> > of "oh, we didn't get to that thing, so let's try to remember to
> > do it for the next release", you have to explicitly move the task
> > from this release to the next.
> >
> > Folks tend to see the bug/task correlation, but fewer see the
> > feature/task correlation.  In my mind, at least, neither a Bug
> > nor a Feature IS-A Task, but they certainly might initiate
> > a Task.  Maybe Bug and Feature IS-A TaskInitiator.
> >
> > But, now I'm way off in left field...
> 
> No problem, I can still see you :-)
> 
> > 	-bob
> >
> >
> > On 28 Mar 2002, Jason van Zyl wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, 2002-03-28 at 09:35, Marc Saegesser wrote:
> > > > We need the 'must have' list of things that have be complete
prior
> to a
> > > > release.  You already mentioned the switch to commons-logging.
I'd
> like to
> > > > finish up the test cases for the new HttpMultiClient stuff.
> > >
> > > What format were you thinking of presenting the 'must have' todo
for a
> > > release? I'm thinking about the same thing for Maven right now and
I'm
> > > trying to come up with a visually appealing format because I need
that
> > > doc for Maven right now. I was thinking of using some graphics to
> > > indicate priority but haven't found any yet.
> >

-Vincent



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