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From Leo Simons <m...@leosimons.com>
Subject Re: jira messages redirected to commits mailing list (was: [jira] Updated: (HARMONY-188) ...)
Date Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:32:39 GMT
Hi Mikhail!

On Thu, Mar 09, 2006 at 10:34:46AM +0600, Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> Actually there are important things that are to be tracked in JIRA.

Err...here's that rule again:

  Really Important Things MUST Go In SVN And/Or Onto The Public Mailing List

For example, with the accepting of external contributions, we receive
the files in jira, but the vote to accept them is on the mailing list, and the
forms and paperwork go on paper and in SVN, and the code ends up in SVN too.

> For example, questions of being non-compatible with either RI or spec.

Questions and their answers should also not go into jira. The ASF supports the
use of jira as an issue/bug tracker, but it is not supposed to be a
"communication hub". This isn't a "best practice", but a *hard rule* that's
there because of oversight / data integrity / openness / transparancy needs.

> And as far as the mail traffic on the dev-list is doubling every month [1]
> it would be great to make it possible to separate those JIRA issues
> that describe minor bugs/fixes from these ones that have conceptual value.
> 
> Is it possible?

Sure! the sky is the limit. If you take a stroll across the ASF jira, you'll
see how different projects have set this up differently. Its possible to have
different notification schemes for different components, different projects
(eg HARMONY, HARMONY-VM, HARMONY-CLASSLIB), different priority levels, custom
priority levels, and more (the documentation for jira at the atlassian website
is public I think and gives a good idea of the options). Its possible to have
a seperate mailing list, or even multiple ones.

I think geir, me, dims all have admin privs for jira, I think tim might've
those too. The hard part is everyone agreeing on how things should be set up,
the actual administration work to change the config is just a few minutes.

cheers,

Leo

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