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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Tagging issues in projects
Date Fri, 04 Dec 2009 16:25:02 GMT
CXF has a difficulty field like this. It's called Estimated Complexity
and is a dropdown containing:

Unknown, Novice, Moderate, Advanced, Guru, Needs James Gosling.

The mentor question is not included, since the presumption at CXF is
that there's always a mentor available, and the only issue is to help
new people find things to chew on.

Very few new people ever have shown up just randomly looking for
things to do. They generally have bees in their hats on particular
subjects, and set to work on them. So this field hasn't gotten a lot
of exercise.

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM, Kathey Marsden
<> wrote:
> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> I propose that we should be working with projects to encourage them to
>> "tag" issues in JIRA that are suitable for various types of
>> introductory activities. So, for example, we might have:
>> - mentor (indicating that this is a fairly major task for which a
>> mentor is available)
>> - entry (indicating that this is the kind of thing someone with
>> reasonable development skills can tackle whilst learning about the
>> project)
>> - non-tech (indicating that this is ideal for someone without fully
>> developed IT skills)
> Derby currently has a field for "Newcomer" which is a term I think we
> snagged from another project, but I don't remember which one.   It is listed
> as a checkbox under Issue and fix info.  I think Newcomer combine non-tech
> and entry though.    I think that is ok as usually that aspect is clear as
> you drill down in the issue.  I think it is ok to combine the two.  For
> "mentor" I think it would be good to make it "mentor available" which is a
> bit longer but clarifies that it is not an issue looking for a mentor, but
> rather an issue  looking for a mentee.

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