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From Dave Brondsema <>
Subject Re: better use of Jira for Forrest
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2005 19:34:06 GMT
Quoting Ross Gardler <>:

> Dave Brondsema wrote:
> > Quoting David Crossley <>: 
> >  
> > 
> >>Done. That clarifies the Roadmap. 
> >> 
> >>Do any people out in the Forrest dev community 
> >>know other things that we can do to improve our use 
> >>of Jira? Or point to projects that use it well. 
> >> 
> > 
> >  
> > Many projects periodically do a "bug day" where everyone spends time 
> > investigating, updating and resolving issues.  This could be useful for us
> > because it seems that a lot of our issues are very old and/or incomplete. 
> > There are also minor issues that very few people care about (maybe nobody 
> > anymore) which are not worth spending time on. 
> >  
> > The problem, of course, would be to coordinate such a day, especially given
> > our geographical spread.  It doesn't have to be simultaneous work, though. 
> We 
> > could even do a week of bug-squashing. 
> >  
> I would (time allowing - that's a coordination issue) participate in any 
> such activity. I'd like to propose something slightly different though. 
> My motivation for the slight variation is that we are, as you say, a 
> small number of developers with a wide distribution across the time 
> zones. Lets use the distribution to our advantage and try and use this 
> time to bring in some more developers.
> There are a number of folk who have recently started to explore the 
> inner workings of Forrest. I doubt that they have much inclination for 
> fixing outstanding bugs - where's the fun in working out how something 
> works to fix a bug that isn't affecting them. I am sure they are more 
> interested in doing cool new things.
> If we can find a way to coordinate things so that there will be at least 
> one core developer available via some kind of chat mechanism (instant 
> message or even voice, via Skype) then that developer would be available 
> to to guide people in fixing bugs and would be able immediately commit 
> the patches.
> We might therefore be able to attract some other developers.
> I'm up for whatever we decide is best.

Most groups use an irc channel for communication.  For us, we could use

Yes, we should involve end-users by asking them to help with their particular
bugs of interest.

Some more info about bug days:

Dave Brondsema : : personal : programming : student org 

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