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From Lorin Beer <lorin.beer....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Proposal: Change JIRA to have bugs as "unassigned" by default
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:35:17 GMT
apology already posted, but I'll reiterate that 12 hours for a process
change that affects all assignees is way to short, especially on a project
with contributors across the globe.


On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 9:29 AM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:

> Sorry for jumping the gun - figured this would be an easy thing the change
> back if people started -1ing. Also don't think we necessarily need all
> components to work the same. I'm specifically only interested in the
> components that I do triage on: Android, iOS, Mobile Spec, JS, Plugins.
>
> Jesse - What's your rationale for wanting it to stay the way it was before?
> (I've changed the windows ones back)
>
> Joe - I also spend a lot of time triaging bugs as they come in. I've been
> doing it for many months now. I think it's fine for anyone to triage,
> because often the best person to do so changes depending on the bug. I
> actually think having an explicit triage step will make our project seem
> more alive, since people will see action taken on their bugs (adding an
> assignee).
>
> Marcel - I like your JIRA states that you've listed out. I think it's
> important for JIRA to contain this amount of state for the components that
> have several people in different places working on them.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 12:09 PM, Marcel Kinard <cmarcelk@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > This sounds like a solution to workflow issue. But what is our workflow?
> >
> > So if I understand correctly, the proposal is that a new bug that is
> > unassigned means it has not been triaged.
> >
> > What would Jira state be for the following:
> > - triaged and nobody plans to work on it yet (low priority)
> > - triaged and person X plans to work on it, but they haven't started yet
> > (person X's to do list)
> > - triaged and person X plans to work on it, and they have started (in
> > progress)
> >
> > And do these states need to be captured in Jira or is that overkill?
> >
> > Is it expected that the component owner does all the triage-ing?
> >
> >
> > On Sep 18, 2013, at 11:00 PM, Andrew Grieve <agrieve@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Motivation:
> > > It's impossible to know whether new bugs have been looked at by the
> > default
> > > assignee.
> > >
> > > Rationale:
> > > Setting it to <unassigned>, means new bugs will be obviously
> "untriaged".
> > > Once assigned, it will mean someone intends to work on it.
> > >
> > > This won't eliminate bugs that get assigned and then not fixed in a
> > timely
> > > fashion. I think that's okay though. It'll be an improvement anyways.
> >
> >
>

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