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From Egor Pasko <egor.pa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to mark ready-to-integrate JIRAs?
Date Thu, 28 Dec 2006 05:05:04 GMT
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?

> 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, FIX_AVAILABLE,
> > 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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