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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: removal of JIRA attachments
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:22:14 GMT
+1 We should not generally remove obsolete attachments in Jira.

Doug

Yonik Seeley wrote:
> As a general rule, I don't think we should be removing attachments (of
> code) on JIRA issues.
> 
> - it represents a loss of code... it's not like subversion where you
> can go back in time.  earlier patches can also sometimes be simpler in
> places, or can take a different approach, and there can be value in
> keeping them around.
> - it makes earlier comments in a JIRA issue harder to follow (the
> comments now refer to something that is no longer accessible)
> - If people submit single patches for an issue, it's easy to tell
> which is the latest... no need to remove earlier ones.  Even if they
> are named differently, it's still relatively easy to tell what was
> added latest.  Confusion happens because people add multiple separate
> files.
> 
> When a user requests that all patches except the latest be removed
> (just for the purpose of clarity), we should educate them.  If they
> have multiple versions of multiple files, we should ask them to submit
> a single patch for clarity rather than removing outdated stuff for
> clarity.
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
> -Yonik
> 
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