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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Thoughts on using JIRA more effectively
Date Fri, 02 Jun 2006 18:08:01 GMT
Can we mark some of the older M* builds are archived?  That will help  
make the "Raised In Versions (non-archived))" portlet more useful.

I'm curious... has everyone setup their JIRA home/dashboard to show  
more details specific to Geronimo... if not, I'd recommend creating a  
new "Geronimo" portal page and add project portlet for Geronimo, and  
probably a few project statistic portlets (like "Raised In Versions  

I pinged infrastructure about possibly upgrading JIRA, the newer  
version has some good features that will help us.  I'm also going to  
ask them if we can get the Toolkit plugin installed and configured,  
as this has some really helpful additions (like one that will color  
older outstanding issues different, and another that will show all of  
the folks that participated in the issue).


On Jun 2, 2006, at 9:52 AM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:

> Having done two releases I have some thoughts on how we are using  
> JIRA.  I imagine that there are a number of thoughts on how we can  
> manage JIRA.
> Currently we create a release and then pretty much dump most  
> everything into it.  What ends up happening is that we end up with  
> more JIRAs than we have time to complete and end up with over a  
> hundred JIRAs than move from version to version.  I don't think  
> this solution works because one never knows what's really left in a  
> release to complete before its golden.  Our intentions are noble  
> (let's fix all those bad bugs) but of course our time is a limited  
> resource and we can't always get everything done.
> I propose (this is not a vote; simply a discussion thread) that new  
> JIRA's are assigned to a release if the person assigning it is  
> going to fix it and they assign it to themselves.
> For new issues that are not being worked on they get put into  
> another category like 1.x, wishlist, etc.
> I'm not sure how to handle assignment of JIRAs as they generally  
> fall into someone's area of expertise but I think the fact their  
> assigned to someone might scare someone away from looking at  
> it   .  Thoughts?
> Rather than pushing the morass of JIRA's in 1.1 into 1.2 and  
> repeating our previous behaviour I'm using 1.x, wishlist and  
> Verification Required as the dropping point for JIRA's out of 1.1.   
> For those things we can work on in 1.2 they'll get moved there.
> This will make releasing a whole lot easier from a goat herding  
> perspective.
> I am not an Administrator and don't play one on TV but this  
> elephant has been in our living room too long :)
> Matt

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