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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: How to mark ready-to-integrate JIRAs?
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2006 05:12:41 GMT

On Dec 28, 2006, at 12:05 AM, Egor Pasko wrote:

> On the 0x24D day of Apache Harmony Vasily M. Zakharov wrote:
>>> maybe we adopt a new [tag] for traffic?
>> It seems to me, everybody would soon skip it without looking.
> You can skip, comitters do not skip, you are happy. Unbelievable?

Now now :)

How about this - why not try it?  Vasily, do you have an issue you  
want to call attention to?


>> And those few who wouldn't, read harmony-commits list anyway and  
>> see any
>> changes occuring.
>> It's better not to write a mail at all, than write it marking  
>> "this is
>> non-important message,
>> don't read it" - the result is the same, but the traffic is higher  
>> and
>> more time is spent.
>> And we already have a list for such "non-important" messages,
>> harmony-commits.
>>  Vasily
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Geir Magnusson Jr. [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2006 1:00 AM
>> To: dev@harmony.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: How to mark ready-to-integrate JIRAs?
>> On Dec 27, 2006, at 4:14 PM, Zakharov, Vasily M wrote:
>>> Hi, all,
>>> There're many issues in our JIRA that can be closed or integrated
>>> with no much effort. Issues with simple patches but with no
>>> "patch available" flag set, "Won't Fix" issues, non-bug differences
>>> are all good examples.
>>> And closing an issue (in a right way) is always good as it allows
>>> that issue to be forgotten and put off everybody's mind - one  
>>> problem
>>> less to think of.
>>> But we have no effective instrument for a contributor to attract
>>> a committer's attention to a particular small issue.
>> The dev list?  Please?
>>> For now the only way to do that is writing to the dev-list,
>>> which is not very effective - we already have traffic high enough.
>>> Moreover, that information is only relevant to committers, who are
>>> minority (though very important) in the list - all other  
>>> contributors
>>> would read such a message for nothing, wasting their time.
>> Not true!  There are lots of benefits to this kind of thing, such as
>> raising more public awareness about the issue, let people with ideas
>> review and comment, etc
>>> The other way used now to attract a committer's attention, is  
>>> setting
>>> "Patch available" flag. But I can only set it on my own issues,
>>> and setting it is probably not appopriate for "Won't Fix" issues.
>>> Probably we could introduce some keyword, for example,  
>>> that contributors could add to their comments to the respective  
>>> JIRAs
>>> and committers could search for using conventional JIRA search?
>>> This way the committers' reaction to patches could be faster and
>>> choosing the right issue to put efforts to would be more well- 
>>> founded
>>> and information-based for committers.
>>> What do you think?
>> I'm going to be a stick in the mud here - the best way to get
>> people's attention should be dev list - maybe we adopt a new [tag]
>> for traffic?
>> geir
>>> Vasily Zakharov
>>> Intel Enterprise Solutions Software Division
> -- 
> Egor Pasko

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