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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: Jira for Forrest?
Date Sun, 17 Nov 2002 15:35:33 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:

> As you have seen, I've been messing around a bit with the free copy of 
> Jira which has been kindly provided to (the org) by the 
> folks of Atlassian.

Status update: I've been tweaking the Jira instance at a bit, and already found out about the 
'legendary support' by the Atlassian guys :-)

While we still can't fully depend on it since it is awaiting a pending 
upgrade to Tomcat 4.1.x, which has been kindly promised by Dan @ 
AOIndustries, I'm already trying to structure things a bit so that it is 
ready when the infrastructure is.

I've subscribed a dummy mail address to, and added a ProjectMailListener to Jira so 
that new issues and updates to existing ones are also copied to the 
list, Bugzilla-style. I've also enabled the option so that issues can 
remain 'unassigned' until someone picks it - the alternative being 
auto-assignment to the project lead, which IMO defeats its purpose.

Once Forrest committers have created an account on, I'll make them part of the 
'forrest-developers' group so that they can edit, assign, resolve, close 
and delete issues. Or I could create these accounts myself - just let me 
know what you prefer.

I'll enable attachment support as soon as Dan has done the migration to 
Tomcat 4.1.x

Remaining questions:

- someone must be assigned to the 'project lead' role, and I start to 
appreciate the no-role-account policy Brian has for ASF-infrastructure. 
So who would be willing to step forward? It doesn't mean anything - just 
that your name is displayed at, and perhaps some 
people will be bugging you directly - but we are used to that already.

- is it OK if I add a link to our Jira instance to the website 

- we need to come up with a list of components and versions - any ideas?

- anyone willing to co-administer Jira - adding components, versions, 
etc - I would like to have some decent geograpically dispersion so that 
administrators are 'on call' where- and whenever the sun shines.

That's all for now.

Steven Noels                  
Outerthought - Open Source, Java & XML Competence Support Center
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