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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Patch available setting
Date Wed, 15 Nov 2006 22:26:27 GMT

Egor Pasko wrote:
> On the 0x222 day of Apache Harmony Geir Magnusson, Jr. wrote:
>> I thought we had it configured that when a JIRA is modified, the
>> reporter is notified directly...  I'm not sure that really helps
>> though. I wonder if we should just open things up a bit and let any
>> user modify a JIRA and see what happens.
> reporters are notified, that's right
> But what if <reporter>=<patch publisher>? Then someone still needs to
> review. Sometimes, reporters are not familiar with the components
> fixed, someone needs to pick up a review in this case too.

That's why I watch things I'm interested in.

> I just look at all Harmony JIRA notifications. There are a lot, but
> most can be safely skipped by subject.

Right - do a watch on the JIRAs you are interested in - they come to you 
directly, not to the project JIRA stream.


>> geir
>> Sian January wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have just discovered that it's not possible for a contributor to
>>> set
>>> "Patch available" on a JIRA unless they reported it.  (I'm not sure about
>>> committers as I'm not one...)  I imagine this is to stop people coming in
>>> and editing other details on the JIRA, so I can see that it makes
>>> sense.  My
>>> question is, what is the best thing to do if I attach a patch to a JIRA and
>>> I can't set "Patch available"?  I can think of three alternatives at the
>>> moment:
>>> 1. Assume that the reporter will notice and set it themselves (or
>>> commit the
>>> fix if they're also a comitter)
>>> 2. E-mail the reporter privately
>>> 3. Post to the mailing list
>>> Or a fourth alternative would be a combination of the above where
>>> the person
>>> who contributed the patch waits a few days before doing either 2 or 3.  Any
>>> thoughts on what would be best?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Sian

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