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From Bryan Noll <>
Subject Re: Thoughts on using JIRA more effectively
Date Fri, 02 Jun 2006 18:34:35 GMT
So... an observation from a non-committer.  If there's a JIRA that a 
non-committer would like to fix, can that non-committer be assigned the 
JIRA?  I ask because the prospect of diving into something, spending 
several hours on it, and submitting a patch only to find out that in the 
meantime, another non-committer had been working on it and got their 
patch in does not sound very appealing to me.

I guess the downside to assigning JIRA's to non-committers is that who 
knows whether the person asking to have the JIRA assigned to him/her is 
someone who will actually resolve it, or someone who thinks that they 
would like to and then it doesn't happen.


Jacek Laskowski wrote:
> On 6/2/06, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
>> 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?
> What I wish to happen is to report new issues unassigned and then
> whoever wants to work on it assigns it to hirself. I think it always
> worked pretty well with some exceptions, and there were some talks
> about re-assigning when someone stepped on and meant to work on an
> issue that had already been assigned. I understand that it's much
> harder to newcomers to re-assign than just assign an issue, so I like
> your idea to *not* assign an issue upfront. Just leave it until
> someone finds to be able to tackle it.
>> Matt
> Jacek

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