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From Mark Hindess <mark.hind...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Good issue resolution guideline (was: [classlib]volunteer to supply patches for old JIRAs)
Date Thu, 14 Sep 2006 13:29:36 GMT

On 14 September 2006 at 17:13, "Alexey Petrenko" <alexey.a.petrenko@gmail.com> wrote:
> Agree on both cases.
> We can also ask to use dos2unix utility on Windows to convert patches
> to unix LF fromat.

I'm actually less worried about this one.  I tend to be able to get any
patch to work under linux using either dos2unix or using:

  perl -pe '/^(Index|====|---|\+\+\+|\@\@)/&&s/\r//;'

to remove the CR characters only from the metadata.  The latter will
become obsolete when we sort out the eol problems in svn.

-Mark.

> SY, Alexey
> 
> 2006/9/14, Mark Hindess <mark.hindess@googlemail.com>:
> >
> > I'd suggest two further things.
> >
> > First, we change the default JIRA priority to something lower than
> > 'Major'.  Currently most come in as 'Major' even if they are trivial
> > edge cases that might never affect an application.  I assume because
> > people are just leaving the default unchanged without giving it much
> > thought.  If we change the default, then the guidelines could suggest
> > only raising the priority if the bug affects a real application.
> >
> > Second, can we ask that all patches be relative to either the top-level
> > (where the main build.xml is) or modules/<module-name> (where a modules
> > build.xml is).  It bothers me when I see patches with files that
> > start with trunk/modules/... rather than trunk because I worry about
> > just how much these people are checking out.  At the other end of the
> > spectrum it takes much longer to apply a JIRA if, for example, I have to
> > change directory to modules/awt/src/test/api/java/common/java/awt/geom
> > to apply the test patch and then change directory
> > modules/awt/src/main/java/common/java/awt/geom to apply the fix.
> >
> > Don't get me wrong though, I'm grateful for all bug reports and patches
> > but if we can make things a little more efficient then perhaps we might
> > get through them more quickly.
> >
> > Regards,
> >  Mark.
> >
> > On 14 September 2006 at 11:33, Oliver Deakin <oliver.deakin@googlemail.com>
>  wrote:
> > > Thanks Alexey - I think these guidelines will be helpful for all of
> > > us, whether opening, fixing or committing bugs and patches.
> > > Just a couple of extra comments.
> > >
> > > Alexey Petrenko wrote:
> > > > Guys,
> > > >
> > > > I think that we need to create something like "Good issue resolution
> > > > guideline" and post it on Harmony site or wiki. It will help community
> > > > to prepare good fixes and will help committers to spend less time on
> > > > applying other's patches.
> > > >
> > > > As a start we can take Nathan's post with additions from Paulex. I'll
> > > > add few points from me...
> > > >
> > > > Issue reporter:
> > > > 1. Reporter should try to create as small test case as possible. Patch
> > > > to test will be highly appreciated.
> > >
> > > 1a. Provide plenty of information about steps necessary to recreate the
> > > bug. If
> > > a patch for the fix has not been supplied, provide as much diagnostic
> > > information
> > > about the failure as possible (stack trace, failure output, expected
> > > output etc.).
> > >
> > > > 2. Do not forget to use issue links if applicable.
> > > >
> > > > Resolution provider :) :
> > > > 1. Issue is probably a non-bug difference, not a bug or invalid:
> > > >    1.1. Discuss on dev-list.
> > > >    1.2. Add a link to the discussion thread as a comment to issue.
> > > > 2. Issue is a bug:
> > > >    2.1. If reporter did not provide patch to test:
> > > >        2.1.1. If it is possible to create a patch to test then create
i
> t.
> > > >        2.1.2. If it is not possible then note it in the comment.
> > > >    2.2. Create a patch to fix the issue
> > > >        2.2.1. Any concerns? Discuss on dev list. Add a link to
> > > > discussion as a comment.
> > >
> > > We should also add a step here to say "add a comment to the JIRA
> > > indicating that you are working on this bug", as suggested by Geir
> > > at [1].
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Oliver
> > >
> > > [1]
> > > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-harmony-dev/200609.mbo
> x/%3
> > > c45080599.1040500@pobox.com%3e
> > >
> > > > 3. Do not forget to use issue links if applicable.
> > > >
> > > > Committer
> > > > 1. Issue is probably a non-bug difference, not a bug or invalid: close
> > > > the issue.
> > > > 2. Issue is a bug:
> > > >    2.1. Apply the patch to test if it exists.
> > > >    2.2. Check that test fails.
> > > >    2.3. Apply the fix for the issue
> > > >    2.4. Check that test does not fail any more
> > > >    2.5. If there is a problem on previous steps post a comment to
> > > > JIRA and let "resolution provider" to resolve.
> > > >
> > > > Thoughts? Comments? Additions?
> > > >
> > > > SY, Alexey
> > > >
> > > > 2006/9/13, Paulex Yang <paulex.yang@gmail.com>:
> > > >> Nathan Beyer wrote:
> > > >> > Here are a few things that I think might help with getting through
> > > >> some of
> > > >> > the older outstanding issues, as well as new ones.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > * If an issue is old (over a month???), then verify that it's
still
> > > >> an issue
> > > >> > with the latest code and note this with a JIRA comment.
> > > >> > * Obviously posting patches is great, but patches without tests
are
> > > >> almost
> > > >> > always ignored.
> > > >> > ** If you're posting an enhancement, post a patch that enhances
the
> > > >> tests
> > > >> > and make sure they pass on an RI. (I always make sure the test
> > > >> passes on the
> > > >> > RI before considering the patch.)
> > > >> > ** If you're posting a fix, post a patch that includes a regression
> > > >> test. (I
> > > >> > always apply the test first, then run it to see it fail, then
I
> > > >> look at the
> > > >> > fix.)
> > > >> > * If there's a particular JIRA issue that you would like fixed
and
> > > >> a patch
> > > >> > already exists, try applying the patch yourself, verify it and
then
> > > >> add a
> > > >> > comment supporting the patch.
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > -Nathan
> > > >> +1 from me, this is an excellent guide. Only one more thing:
> > > >>
> > > >> * If the JIRA/patch is debatable for any reasons (non-bug difference,
> > > >> break others, any other concerns...), don't hesitate to forward it
to
> > > >> dev-list for discussion.
> > > >>
> > > >> And further, if possible, I suggest to look at related JIRAs in one
ru
> n,
> > > >> for example, there may be several issues/patches related to
> > > >> ObjectOutputStream, if you fixed/updated one, another patch may be
> > > >> outdated, a better way is to link them and consider them together.
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Oliver Deakin
> > > IBM United Kingdom Limited
> > >
> > >
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> -- 
> Alexey A. Petrenko
> Intel Middleware Products Division
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