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From Jason Dillon <>
Subject Re: Can we stop continually moving Devtools JIRAs to the next release?
Date Fri, 26 Sep 2008 06:11:21 GMT
Eh, I actually find that moving unfixed versions to the next version  
is more helpful, but that is just me.


On Sep 26, 2008, at 2:22 AM, Donald Woods wrote:

> Right, and the point was that we're automatically carrying JIRAs  
> from release to release (75 in GEP 2.2.0) when we know less than  
> half will probably get fixed, if ever.  When opened, we should leave  
> them set to Fix Version = Unknown (Unscheduled) and only set the Fix  
> field when someone is going to work on them.
> We've started cleaning up the usage of the Fix field in the Server  
> (only 17 assigned to 2.1.4 and 86 to 2.2) so we should try and do  
> the same in all our projects.
> -Donald
> Jason Dillon wrote:
>> Well, really the "Fix for version" in JIRA isn't practically used  
>> to state that each and every issue has been fixed for that  
>> version... only if the issue is resolved and fix version set.  The  
>> version release muck rolls over all unresolved issues to the next  
>> version so that folks can keep track of stuff that is still  
>> pending... its not a commitment to fixing them in that version.   
>> But that is just how JIRA works OOTB.
>> --jason
>> On Sep 26, 2008, at 1:55 AM, Joe Bohn wrote:
>>> I think the problem is in setting the fix version too soon on many  
>>> of these JIRAs.  For the 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 server releases I tried  
>>> to avoid setting the fix version unless it was really a target for  
>>> the release or we were ready to check-in a fix.  Perhaps we can do  
>>> the same for devtools.
>>> Joe
>>> Ted Kirby wrote:
>>>> Yes, I think that is what I did.  As part of the GEP release  
>>>> process,
>>>> I Administered the GERONIMODEVTOOLS JIRA project to update the
>>>> released and unreleased versions.  I "managed" the 2.1.3 release,  
>>>> and
>>>> clicked the Release link to release it.  This, I think, resulted in
>>>> all that email.
>>>> Ted
>>>> On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Jason Dillon <

>>>> > wrote:
>>>>> Hrm... odd, cause the default when marking a version as released  
>>>>> in JIRA
>>>>> asks to move unresolved issues to the next version...
>>>>> --jason
>>>>> On Sep 26, 2008, at 12:39 AM, Donald Woods wrote:
>>>>>> Can we stop the blanket moving of Devtools JIRAs from one  
>>>>>> release to the
>>>>>> next?  We should really only move unfixed JIRAs to 2.2.0 if we  
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> intentions of fixing them for the 2.2.0 release.  Continually  
>>>>>> moving any
>>>>>> open JIRAs once GEP is released is generating way too many  
>>>>>> emails and is not
>>>>>> the proper usage of the Fix Versions field in JIRA, which  
>>>>>> should be used to
>>>>>> denote to the community that we're going to "try our best" to  
>>>>>> resolve the
>>>>>> issue in the denoted release.....
>>>>>> -Donald

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