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From Rick Hillegas <Richard.Hille...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-2570) Create a utility which generates Release Notes
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2007 19:18:24 GMT
Myrna van Lunteren wrote:
> Hi Rick,
>
> I struggled a lot with trying to get the xml reports to only show the
> rows I wanted...
> How do you obtain the reports?
>
> Thx,
> Myrna
Hi Myrna,

I don't have a very happy answer to this question. Maybe Andrew can give 
better pointers here.

In the bad old days of 10.2, I started out with an xml report based on a 
JIRA query. I then went through that report and identified issues which 
I thought didn't deserve mentioning in the release notes. I put those 
ids in a database. In the database, I also stored the ids of all issues 
which I had already documented in the release notes. Then, when I 
generated new versions of the xml report, I ran a program which only 
printed out the issues which were not excluded and which were not 
documented already. Pretty crude.

There may be enough information in JIRA to model our idea of what issues 
should be included and what issues should be excluded. But even if there 
is, it's not clear to me that the JIRA interface is rich enough to 
express the query you want--it is difficult to express NOTs and ANDs. 
The simplest solution might be to add yet another toggle to our JIRA: 
ExcludeFromReleaseNotes. The release manager would have to go through 
all of the issues and turn on this toggle for the excludable issues. The 
ReleaseNotesGenerator could be trained to throw away those 
issues--that's a half hour of work which I'll gladly do if we decide to 
go down this path.

I may have sufficient karma to add that toggle if the community thinks 
it's a good idea. Let me know how I can be helpful.

Regards,
-Rick

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