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From Jim Apple <jbap...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Bulk JIRA email, or how to find good newbie tasks
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:28:50 GMT
So you're suggesting that there be no label for "this is triaged and
not suitable for newbies"?

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Henry Robinson <henry@cloudera.com> wrote:
> I would strongly prefer not adding "non-newbie". It seems to have limited
> use, and is another way to increase the state space of JIRA labels,
> components, etc, etc.
>
> Let's just find some good first-patch candidates and tag them.
>
> On 20 October 2016 at 16:03, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com> wrote:
>
>> Since I have heard no objection to these tag names, I'm picking
>> "newbie" and "non-newbie". I am going to start emailing some PMC
>> members to ask them to categorize issues.
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 9:57 AM, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com> wrote:
>> > How shall we distinguish between the following three classes of issues:
>> >
>> > 1. Un-triaged ramp-up issues
>> > 2. ramp-up issues that are not for newbies
>> > 3. newbie issues
>> >
>> > We could add two tags, "newbie" and "non-newbie". We could call the
>> > second tag something other than "non-newbie", like "second-patch" or
>> > "sophomore".
>> >
>> > Thoughts?
>> >
>> > On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 10:27 PM, Marcel Kornacker <marcel@cloudera.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> Please don't add that comment. :)
>> >>
>> >> What's currently labelled ramp-up is often not a good newbie task (and
>> >> maybe not even a good ramp-up task). The best way to identify newbie
>> >> tasks is for a few senior engineers to sift through the ramp-up tasks
>> >> and pick out maybe a few dozen that truly qualify as newbie tasks.
>> >>
>> >> I'm happy to help out with that when I get back.
>> >>
>> >> On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 6:50 PM, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>> The Impala JIRA has 129 tasks that have no assignee, are still open,
>> >>> and are labelled ramp* (i.e. ramp-up, ramp-up-introductory, etc.).
>> >>>
>> >>> I'd like to find which of those tasks are good tasks for someone who
>> >>> is making their first Impala patch. I intend to promote those on one
>> >>> or more of : the blog, the twitter account, this list, the user list,
>> >>> helpwanted.apache.org, and so on.
>> >>>
>> >>> The tasks should be the kind of thing that someone won't need too much
>> >>> hand-holding on, once their have their dev environment up and working.
>> >>>
>> >>> To do this, I was thinking of adding a comment to all 129 tasks to ask
>> >>> the watchers of each issue if it should be labelled "newbie". This
>> >>> will send hundreds of emails, which is a bummer, but it seems to me
>> >>> like the best way to track the discussions and decisions.
>> >>>
>> >>> What does everyone think?
>>
>
>
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> Henry Robinson
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