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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Prioritizing bug reports
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2006 14:25:53 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> We are getting a number of good bug reports in JIRA now.  They are
> backed by simple test cases which makes them much easier to demonstrate
> and track down -- thank you to all those who are creating them.
> For each bug I fix there seems to be another half dozen raised (hey,
> this feels like a real product already ;-) ) and I assume that they are
> being found by some test suite that we don't have in the project.
> Again, these are real bugs, we can and will fix them, but I'd like to
> ensure that bugs that block people's progress to a project subgoal get
> higher priority.
> That brings me to the question of what goals people are trying to
> achieve with the current classlib.  We have a good amount of code in
> there at the moment, we should be able to tackle some interesting SE
> apps that have 'modest' requirements on the class library (i.e. we still
> have big gaps).

I was going to go off on a "world tour" once I got the other stuff 
squared away and do a laundry list to see what's what.

> We know that we can run the Eclipse JDT compiler, quite a bit of Ant,
> Velocity, ...  What else would be a good target to shoot for?  Would
> anyone like to try building and running Felix, or other code that we
> would have a fighting chance with?  I promise to give higher priority to
> bugs that block running an app.

That's a good idea - list what the bug blocks you from running....


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