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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] Harmony M2 schedule
Date Sat, 09 Jun 2007 03:49:06 GMT
2007/6/8, Morozova, Nadezhda <nadezhda.morozova@intel.com>:
> >> One more question:
> >> should the reqs (goals) be on website or wiki?
> >
> >I'd expect them to be on the wiki, but whatever.
>
> +1. Wiki can give the flexibility of updating/discussing requirements
> and their labels, and we could also store key points of the M2
> discussion there. I think we did use Wiki to summarize dev-list
> discussions before.

OK, I actually have no strong preference. Let it be wiki.

Thanks,
Mikhail

>
>
> Cheers,
> Nadya
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Tim Ellison [mailto:t.p.ellison@gmail.com]
> >Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 5:12 PM
> >To: dev@harmony.apache.org
> >Subject: Re: [general] Harmony M2 schedule
> >
> >Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> >> 2007/6/7, Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>:
> >>> Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> >>> > I've added new requirements from this thread to [1,2]
> >>> >
> >>> > I've also put names of the requirements.
> >>> > We may use these names in comments to JIRAs to simplify search.
> >>> >
> >>> > Please comment
> >>> >
> >>> > Thanks,
> >>> > Mikhail
> >>> >
> >>> > [1] http://harmony.apache.org/m2.html
> >>> > [2]
> >>>
> http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/harmony/standard/site/docs/m2.html?view=co
> >>>
> >>> I have a problem with the way the requirements are being stated for
> M2.
> >>>  Maybe it is just the terminology I'm uncomfortable with, that they
> are
> >>> being stated as 'requirements' and not 'goals'.
> >>>
> >>> What happens if these requirements are not met?  Do you slip the
> date of
> >>
> >> It's probably just the terminology. No, I'm not suggesting slipping
> the
> >> date.
> >
> >Ok, then I'm fine with the idea, and apologies for the
> misunderstanding.
> >  To my ear, a 'requirement' is mandatory/necessary, whereas a 'goal'
> is
> >an aim/direction.
> >
> >Having goals and themes that we work towards for the milestones is
> quite
> >reasonable.  People will work on whatever their 'itch' dictates, but it
> >is fine to allow people to declare what they are working towards.  Just
> >to be clear, we would not stop people working on a problem because it
> >does not fit in with a written goal.
> >
> >>> M2 or drop some requirements?  I would suggest that instead we have
> >>> timeboxed stable development cycles, and plan what should get into
> each
> >>> stable milestone.
> >>>
> >>> I still haven't heard a good reason why these should be put into
> JIRA
> >>> titles either.  Can't we just agree that a JIRA should be in
> Milestone
> >>> 'X' or not?  Are you looking to group the JIRA issues into themes?
> >>
> >> I did not talk about the titles, I suggested some way to be able to
> sort
> >> out requirements (or goals) and see which bugs need to be fixed to
> meet
> >> some specific goal.
> >>
> >> I guess that our goals will be quite aggressive and we probably won't
> >>  meet all of them. And if 3 days before milestone I see that 100 bugs
> >> left and to meet goal N I need to fix one bug and to meet goal M I
> >> need to fix 10 bugs I'll probably start with that only bug necessary
> >> to meet the goal N. For that reason I need to be able to find bugs
> >> affecting reqs (goals). I suggest that we use reg (goal) name in
> >> comments, so that we can easily find which JIRA issues impact this
> >> specific req.
> >
> >We welcome JIRAs from any Harmony user, so creating a new issue or
> >reading an existing issue should not become burdened with undue
> process.
> > A comment that an issue, for example, "blocks running a simple Tomcat
> >scenario" makes sense to everyone, but a comment saying "M2_APP4" is
> >just lingo.
> >
> >I wonder what is the best way of marking a JIRA issue so we can 'query
> >by goal' without having to embed unreadable tags?
> >
> >Maybe open a JIRA for the 'run a simple Tomcat scenario' and make it
> >dependent upon JIRAs that block that success.  Just thinking
> aloud...any
> >other ideas?
> >
> >> One more question:
> >> should the reqs (goals) be on website or wiki?
> >
> >I'd expect them to be on the wiki, but whatever.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Tim
>

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