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From "Arnaud HERITIER" <>
Subject Re: [all] Jira?
Date Wed, 26 Apr 2006 23:06:03 GMT
Another advantage it's the possibility to customize your dashboard(s) with a
lot of portlets.
You can define what you want to see : the issues open, your votes, ...
It's really useful for developers like us.


Arnaud (Maven's team)

On 4/26/06, Henri Yandell <> wrote:
> On 4/25/06, Mario Ivankovits <> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > > I know Jelly are on Jira already, and Struts have just moved over to
> > > Jira. Wondering what the view is nowadays on Commons moving to Jira?
> > >
> > I am -1 on moving to jira.
> Reason for mentioning Struts above was that I remembered that one of
> the -ve votes a few years ago on moving to Jira was from Martin and I
> thought some other Struts guys; thus the email to see if the consensus
> had moved.
> I'm +1 in favour of Jira, but not religious about it.
> > I dont understand why we - the open source developers and our users -
> > should help testing a commercial application.
> This is a common reason to not use Jira. From an ASF point of view,
> it's a bit weak I think. The ASF encourages companies to build
> commercial products on top of open-source software so using things
> like Jira is kind-of using our own dog-food.
> If Atlassin just offered Apache a licence, then it would be the kind
> of thing that we wouldnt accept. However if they offer it to everyone,
> then it's much the same kind of thing we push for at the JCP -
> open-source projects shouldn't be locked out due to lack of money.
> > Also I dont understand whats the great benefit for us - compared to
> > bugzilla - that we act as a marketing plattform for jira.
> Major advantages of Jira:
> * Project based administration - rather than central administration.
> * Visualization is much better - release management really shouldn't
> be maintaining a list of issues in wiki, it should be handled in the
> issue tracker. Well, you think it should after doing things in Jira
> anyway :)
> * Search sharing.
> There are probably other ones for other people, but for me I think it
> improves the speed in which we can identify open issues, which
> versions they're for etc. I'm getting better with Bugzilla now, but it
> still feel clunky.
> > Sorry if I completely missed the point. Do not hesitate to correct me.
> Nope, you got the point. Just me wondering if consensus had moved to
> Jira now that Struts (well Martin was the one I was IMing) are Jira
> fans.
> Hen
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