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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: jira messages redirected to commits mailing list
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 20:51:31 GMT
That's great!  I wonder if we have that feature turned on in the ASF 
installation....

Craig Blake wrote:
> One of the cooler Jira features is the mailing list integration.  You 
> can subscribe it to the mailing list, after which it will automatically 
> scan email subjects for issue identifiers (i.e. HARMONY-xxxx) and add 
> the email content as a comment to the referenced issue, including 
> attachments.  That might make it easier to maintain discussion on the 
> list and have it propagated into JIRA rather than the other way around, 
> if that's the way people want to go.
> 
> http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/docs/latest/issue_creation_email.html 
> 
> 
> Craig
> 
> On Mar 7, 2006, at 10:48 AM, Tim Ellison wrote:
> 
>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>> Is there some way to teach JIRA not to send so much mail?
>>>
>>> Stop using it as a chat room. :)
>>
>> So what is the right way to use JIRA?
>>
>>  - people open an issue,
>>  - maybe comment with a test case
>>  - maybe attach a patch or two
>>  - I may comment on the issue, with comments that are relevant to that
>> specific issue
>>  - when I work on it I assign it to me, and say progress started
>>  - when I'm done I resolve it
>>  - when the reporter has verified it they comment to say so
>>  - I close it as verified
>>
>> What steps should I stop doing?
>>
>>>> Every state change produces mail to the world - even though it is 
>>>> likely
>>>> only of interest to the reporter, assignee, and watchers.  i.e. any way
>>>> to solve the problem rather than move it ;-)
>>>
>>> Every change should be visible to everyone for maximum transparency, or
>>> so I believe.  It would be a pain in the rear if one had to explicitly
>>> sign up for each jira one was interested in.
>>
>> Some people say every JIRA state change / comment is too much 'spam' --
>> you want to see them all ...
>>
>>> That said, once the VM activity gets really honking, we'll probably need
>>> a second stream for those...
>>
>> Not sure why the VM is special here.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Tim
>>
>>>> Leo Simons wrote:
>>>>> Taking care of this now...
>>>>>
>>>>> I will note that this makes it even more important for committers and
>>>>> active contributors to subscribe to the commits mailing list - a 
>>>>> lot of
>>>>> important information is in those jira messages.
>>>>>
>>>>> I will also note that it *also* makes it even more important that Jira
>>>>> is not used for discussion - that really needs to happen here on the
>>>>> mailing list where  everyone can track it. The ASF has had some bad
>>>>> experience in the past with too much communication going via the issue
>>>>> tracker; this isn't so much a guideline as it is a pretty hard
>>>>> requirement.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Leo
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 08:17:45AM -0600, Archie Cobbs wrote:
>>>>>> Mark Hindess wrote:
>>>>>>> Geir,  There are quite a lot of JIRA messages these days, perhaps
it
>>>>>>> is time to split the JIRA traffic to a separate list with a reply-to
>>>>>>> set to harmony-dev.  Or perhaps just have them sent to the commit
>>>>>>> list?
>>>>>> Yes, please... +1e6
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Archie
>>>>
>>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
>> IBM Java technology centre, UK.
> 
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