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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] JIRA description text template for bug fixes
Date Sun, 16 Jul 2006 01:11:09 GMT
If you could provide an outline people can follow then that would be nice.  I expect not everyone

will do it but its a step forward.

Aaron Mulder wrote:
> The issue in question looks great, but I think asking everyone to use
> a specific format within their description is *way* too much to ask.
> If you want to propose some fields be added (such as symptom and so
> on) that would be better, but they'd have to have some descriptive
> text so people could tell what to put where.
> Thanks,
>    Aaron
> On 7/15/06, John Sisson <> wrote:
>> What does everyone think of adopting a format similar to what I have
>> used in for JIRA
>> issues for "bug fixes".  I expect we would use a different format for
>> enhancements.  I got the idea from Derby's wiki  page
>> .
>> When a JIRA for a bug is closed, we should ensure it's description
>> generally follows that format.  When a new JIRA is created, it should be
>> just a matter of copying some template wiki markup into the issue.
>> Following the format would have the following benefits:
>> * Makes developers think about the information that other
>> users/developers would want to know about the problem
>> * Helps users who searching for problems reported with the release they
>> are running to get a better understanding of the issues with that
>> release and whether there are any workarounds to get them by until the
>> next release.
>> If people are happy I'll add a wiki entry about the format.
>> Regards,
>> John

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