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From Henry Robinson <he...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Bulk JIRA email, or how to find good newbie tasks
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:32:05 GMT
I still think that adding more complexity to the JIRA state space is only
going to increase the cognitive burden of managing JIRAs, something I spend
quite a lot of my life doing already. It would need to be a pretty big win
for it to be worth it to me.

Happy to go with the consensus, but would prefer to avoid more labels where
possible.

On 20 October 2016 at 16:44, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Ah, I was only suggesting this "non-newbie" as a tool for committers
> to use to help us find good newbie bugs, not as a tool for newbies.
>
> It will probably take a while to triage everything, and some people
> will not get their triaging work done in a timely fashion, and new
> bugs will show up and need triaging, and old bugs will (hopefully) be
> fixed by newbies, requiring us to go and find new bugs to label
> "newbie"
>
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 4:40 PM, Henry Robinson <henry@cloudera.com>
> wrote:
> > Right. Which 'newbie' is going to have that degree of JIRA nuance?
> >
> > I also feel it's better to show new contributors what they *could* do,
> than
> > to carefully mark things that they *should not* do.
> >
> > On 20 October 2016 at 16:28, Jim Apple <jbapple@cloudera.com> wrote:
> >
> >> 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?
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Henry Robinson
> >> > Software Engineer
> >> > Cloudera
> >> > 415-994-6679
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Henry Robinson
> > Software Engineer
> > Cloudera
> > 415-994-6679
>



-- 
Henry Robinson
Software Engineer
Cloudera
415-994-6679

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