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From Siegfried Goeschl <>
Subject Re: commit messages and JIRA
Date Wed, 20 Jul 2011 18:16:20 GMT
Hi folks,

IMHO it is a good idea for large projects to trace code changes to JIRA 
tickets even when using umbrella tickets. And yes - there is nothing 
which prevents you to sneak in code changes using a unrelated JIRA 
ticket apart from peer pressure ... :-)


Siegfried Goeschl

On 20.07.11 11:59, Robert Matthews wrote:
> Indeed. But the slope goes both ways. How often do you then end up
> creating the tickets; or do you slip an improvement in behind another on
> another ticket.
> Let's go with umbrella ticket and revise the plan as we see fit. Along
> as we don't ignore that spelling mistake, leave in the poor formatting
> or forsake improving the codes readability then we'll be fine, but if we
> find ourselves thinking better of it then we should worry.
> Rob
> On 20/07/11 10:44, Dan Haywood wrote:
>> If we make an exception then it's a slippery slope... how small is small?
>> It doesn't take long to create a new ticket in jira. My view is that
>> an umbrella ticket is a reasonable compromise.
>> Dan
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On 20 Jul 2011, at 10:07, Robert Matthews<>
>> wrote:
>>> Could we not just agree on some commit heading that will cover these
>>> cases.
>>> On 20/07/11 07:41, Dan Haywood wrote:
>>>> On 19/07/2011 13:19, Robert Matthews wrote:
>>>>> I'm all for that (+1). What happens for other changes -
>>>>> reforactorings or small incremental improvements?
>>>> My suggestion is to create an umbrella ticket that will get closed
>>>> out for the release. For example, I created ISIS-107 for fixes to
>>>> documentation links on the website.
>>>> Dan

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