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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: New JIRA 'component'?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 14:22:49 GMT

Leo Simons wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2006 at 04:48:29PM +0000, Tim Ellison wrote:
>> (Geez, that component word is overloaded...)
> No kidding!
>> What do you think about having a new JIRA component called "Classlib -
>> Newcomer" where we can put bugs that are good candidates for people to
>> start with?
> Suboptimal. Jira can do so much more!
>> I experimented with modifying the issue summary to have a structured
>> keyword ( #easy# or something ), but it's a bit of a hack, and I don't
>> see any way to produce a URL for a filter that will find them easily.
>> This is part of the wider goal to make it easy for people to contribute
>> to Harmony.  Other suggestions welcome of course.
> Another option is to have a custom field. Eg we could have something like
> an
> "Estimated Complexity"
> field, and then make the select list of values something such as
>  Unknown
>  Novice
>  Moderate
>  Advanced
>  Guru
>  Needs James Gosling
> with "Uknown" as the default value. Having a plain text field is
> also possible, as well as several others (multiple selection list,
> textarea, checkboxes). Hmm. Checkbox might be what you described
> above, eg you have a checkbox like
>  [ ] Easy to fix
> when you create or edit an issue.
> Yet another option is to (ab)use one of the other fields, such as
> "priority", "status" or "resolution". I've also seen the "version"
> dimension abused for this (eg create an "easy" version). Me being the
> semantic web enthusiast I am, I like having a specific field. (Really
> what we want here is not clear to me yet. I also just don't know what
> we should call this thing. Its possible to create a "summary view"
> that includes this stuff and define searches/filters for them.
> I can set that up (as can about a 100 other people with jira admin
> privileges, probably at least Geir too, I suspect Dims too), just
> need to know what we want.

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