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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: JIRA policy on patches
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 15:17:57 GMT
Your suggestion is good Sachin and I agree.  What I think we need is a JIRA triage person who

watches the incoming JIRAs and is a PITA until someone deals with the patch.  Kind of like
we do the 

I think 3-4 days is max as after that discouragement probably starts to set in.

Sachin Patel wrote:
> As I've been working to get some of these patches applied to 1.1.1, I've 
> noticed most of the patches are still months old and 90% of the time 
> when a patch is applied thats the end of the defect thread and no 
> comments on the patches are provided.  This I'm sure is very frustrating 
> and surely it has to be discouraging community participation.  We need 
> to have an immediate change our policy on when patches get posted by the 
> community (non-committers specifically) that they get assigned to an 
> individiual for review ASAP and under no circumstances should a jira 
> that contains a patch be unassigned.  All patches must be considered for 
> inclusion in the targeted fix version and we cannot continue to let 
> patches dangle over multiple releases.  I'm not sure if there would be a 
> way to enforce this, except take it upon ourselves to take the time to 
> review and comment on contributions from the community.
> So what would be a reasonable time frame that a patch should should be 
> reviewed, applied or commented on by? 3-4 days, a week?
> -sachin

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