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From Craig Blake <craigwbl...@mac.com>
Subject Re: jira messages redirected to commits mailing list
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 19:59:34 GMT
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.



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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