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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: tip: reference svn entries using rXXX
Date Thu, 11 May 2006 15:01:45 GMT
Summer of Code?!

Tim

Leo Simons wrote:
> On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 09:57:04AM +0100, Tim Ellison wrote:
>> Is there any way we can couple the mailing list postings to JIRA?
> 
> Interesting question! I'm sure it should be possible :-)
> 
>> I often find it hard to go back and find the -dev list discussions we
>> have had for particular issues.  If we could have links from JIRA to a
>> mail archive of subject headers containing HARMONY-XYZ tags that would
>> be great.
> 
> Heh, one alternative is to use a better mailer :-)
> 
> In mutt you go...
> 
> / ~s HARMONY-XYZ
> 
> and if I want to go really fancy I'll usually do
> 
>   !mairix bs:HARMONY-XYZ
>   c ~/mailsearch
> 
> to search cross-list and deeply into archives. Of course, apple users will
> just go
> 
>   apple+space HARMONY-XYZ
> 
> it'll take minutes instead of seconds but it kinda works too if you keep
> your mail volume down and use Apple Mail.
> 
> In any case, it should be possible to create a webapp tool that does
> this kind of thing, eg
> 
>   1) get list of jira prefixes
>   2) get list of mbox files
>   3) correlate using (HARMONY|INFRASTRUCTURE|MAVEN|GERONIMO|...)-[0-9]+
>      3a) collapse threads, keep only first message id in a thread
>   4) get list of mailing list corresponding to jira prefixes
>   5) for each match, construct the mail-archives.apache.org URL
>      using that list
>   6) use the jira interface to figure out whether the message id
>      was already mentioned, if not, post a comment listing the
>      message id and the mail-archives URL
> 
> Neat little task. Lets find a volunteer :-). Maybe posting to infrastructure@
> or site-dev@ will help...
> 
> LSD
> 
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Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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