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From Olivier Lamy <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: The JIRA chocolate box
Date Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:52:52 GMT
Nice idea +1.

BTW asking a test case is not very easy.
As most of the time issues happen on corpo/private *complex* project.
So extracting a test case can be hard.

2011/6/19 Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com>:
> If no one objects to this idea, I'd like to add a component, which is
> an email like the following to the user list.
>
> --snip--
>
> Dear Maven Users,
>
> Over the years, the JIRA for core Maven
> (http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG) has accumulated many unresolved
> issues. All this clutter makes it difficult to tell where the real
> problems are. Further, many of these issues do not contain
> self-contained test cases. Practically speaking, it is very difficult
> to diagnose and resolve a problem without a test case 'on the bench.'
> We developers would like to turn over a bit of a new leaf. We're going
> to ask you to supply a test case to go with your bug reports. In
> return, we're going to try very hard to attend to them. You can tar it
> up and attach it to the jira, or just push it to github and add a
> link.
>
> To clean up the current mess, we plan to start going through the
> backlog. We'll add comments asking for test cases or other followup.
> If we don't hear back in two weeks, we're going to close.
>
> We're sorry for any frustration felt by the originators of
> long-neglected reports, but we believe that this process will help us
> be more responsive in the future.
>
> --snip--
>
>
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Stephen Connolly
> <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
>> they can always reopen if they want after the issue has been closed if the
>> 2nd weeks was too short
>>
>> - Stephen
>>
>> ---
>> Sent from my Android phone, so random spelling mistakes, random nonsense
>> words and other nonsense are a direct result of using swype to type on the
>> screen
>> On 19 Jun 2011 00:20, "Stephen Connolly" <stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> +50
>>>
>>> I say lets give each issue a ping, wait 2 weeks and close if no response
>>>
>>> - Stephen
>>>
>>> ---
>>> Sent from my Android phone, so random spelling mistakes, random nonsense
>>> words and other nonsense are a direct result of using swype to type on the
>>> screen
>>> On 18 Jun 2011 23:30, "Benson Margulies" <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I just looked at the 'blocker' issues. We have a variety of very old
>>>> JIRAs here. None of the ones I looked at have a self-contained test
>>>> case that would can be downloaded, run, and converted to an
>>>> integration test, etc.
>>>>
>>>> What's the policy? My temptation would be to comment on them asking if
>>>> the OP is still interested (in some cases, 5 years later), and, if so,
>>>> can they come up with a repeatable test case, and if not close as not
>>>> a real bug.
>>>>
>>>> I don't mind in some cases doing work to build a test case, but to go
>>>> to all this trouble for a bug that was opened about maven 2.0.x, where
>>>> it may not be that easy to reconstruct the critical components of the
>>>> problem, seems a dubious use of time.
>>>>
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