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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] JIRA description text template for bug fixes
Date Sun, 16 Jul 2006 01:56:41 GMT
I think if we want to get folks to give us these sections of data  
that we should probably add fields for them to fill in, not ask them  
to use a wiki-based template.


On Jul 15, 2006, at 6:51 PM, John Sisson wrote:

> Are your concerns about it being *way* to much related to the use  
> wiki markup which you feel may be unproductive (not easy to use)  
> and your solution to that is the suggestion of adding  new fields,  
> or do you think it is *way* to much because  one would have to take  
> more time thinking about and documenting a fix?
> Thanks,
> John
> 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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