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From Philip Zeyliger <phi...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: more information about project split
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2009 05:07:25 GMT
My apologies for bringing this thread back to the top of your mailbox
(especially after my gmail vacation filter spammed y'all), but while
we're here, a follow-on question on e-mail habits:

I personally rewrite (using a series of hacks) my JIRA e-mail in two ways:

1) I change the subject to remove the JIRA "action", so, for example:
   [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5649) Enable ServicePlugins for the JobTracker
   (HADOOP-5649) Enable ServicePlugins for the JobTracker'

2) I change the "from" line to something unique per user, so:
   "George Porter (JIRA)" <jira@apache.org>
   "George Porter (JIRA)" <George.Porter.JIRA.@fake.jira.apache.org>
The from address is broken, but I've added a reply-to to
jira@apache.org, so the current behavior of replies going as comments
to the JIRA still happens.

This makes GMail behave much better.  GMail threads by subject line
(instead of any headers), and this allows for messages about a single
JIRA to thread together, unless the JIRA subject changes, which is
pretty rare.  And JIRA colors the posts by user, and, in the index
view, indicates what users are participating, and rewriting the from
line helps me out there too.  For example, I'll ignore a thread where
the only new message is from the Hudson bot and where I'm not
personally involved.

Would other people find this useful?  Would everyone find this useful,
or do people get a lot of information in the
"Created/Updated/Resolved/Commented/Edited/..." designation in the
subject-line?  If people found it useful, it would be pretty easy to
put a rewriting script in the pipeline for the mailing list.  If only
some people found it useful, I'd be happy to set up shadow lists or
some other contrivance.


-- Philip

P.S.: Code for my scripts is at
http://github.com/philz/jira-rewrite/tree/master .

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