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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: JIRA policy on patches
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 14:24:11 GMT
On Jul 21, 2006, at 7:03 AM, 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.

Short of writing some RPC app to apply some policy... or nag  
emails... probably has to be a human process to manage this.

I'm trying to get the JIRA Toolkit plugin installed, which has a  
feature to change the color of older issues... which helps a bunch to  
see what is old and what is stale.

> 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?

Probably a week max... but I'd shoot for 1-3 days for an initial  
comment on the issue.


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