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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Wiki for patches
Date Mon, 13 Feb 2006 21:36:18 GMT
Thanks, Andrew. I will look for this box again later when JIRA isn't 
having an artistic fit.

Cheers,
-Rick


Andrew McIntyre wrote:

>
> On Feb 13, 2006, at 1:05 PM, Rick Hillegas wrote:
>
>> I'm afraid I'm more blind. Where on what screen is the "patch  
>> available" box?
>
>
> When you create or edit an issue, it's just below the description and  
> just above where you comment. It's small and unassuming - it doesn't  
> blink and it's not bright magenta - so it's easy to miss.
>
> When searching for issues, you pick Find Issues, and then you need to  
> select Derby as the project to search. That makes the custom 'patch  
> available' field appear in the bottom left section of the screen, in  
> the section labeled Custom Fields.
>
> Now that I've got the hang of the custom fields in JIRA, I could add  
> all sorts of things - drop-down boxes, radio buttons, checkboxes.  
> But, I don't want to overload JIRA with a bunch of fields whose state  
> is poorly maintained, either. A query for open issues with a patch  
> available should satisfy the answer to the question: what needs  
> review? That leaves the question: what needs commit? But, if there's  
> a checkbox for 'Patch needs commit,' but it will still be up to the  
> committer to review the review comments (be they in JIRA or on the  
> list) and determine whether or not there is consensus to apply a  
> patch, and the committer will still need to review the patch  
> themselves anyway, so I guess I'm just not sure what value another  
> checkbox would add.
>
> andrew



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