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From David Kale <davek...@cs.stanford.edu>
Subject Re: Discussions in JIRA vs list
Date Sat, 11 Dec 2010 21:18:54 GMT
Sorry, Chris, but overall, I'd say I come down on the side of "have involved
conversations via email and not on JIRA."  For all the wonderful interfaces,
apps, etc., out there, I think that email is still the most accessible
medium across devices, OSes, etc.


On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 3:34 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J) <
chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:

> Hugs back to you bud. I'll point you to the proliferation of operating
> systems, IDEs and other devices. Not everyone can be perfect and use a Mac,
> Eclipse and Maven :)
>
> But I put up with them nonetheless :)
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Dec 10, 2010, at 2:42 PM, "Justin Erenkrantz" <justin@erenkrantz.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Mattmann, Chris A (388J)
> > <chris.a.mattmann@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> >> Yeah JIRA isn't exactly intended for consuming over email. I usually
> just click the links when the email comes so that I can be taken to the real
> place that the magic happens: JIRA itself.
> >
> > That's the crux of my concern - an issue tracker shouldn't be the
> > place that "magic" happens.
> >
> > I shouldn't be forced to follow JIRA to know that you are vetoing
> something.
> >
> >> Eh, I'm not sure on this one. I think it depends on how you consume the
> information from JIRA or a mailing list. A mailing list discussion may be
> great if you're on the go, or reading it on your blackberry: easy to reply
> to, quickly able to read, that type of thing. However, what if you want to
> search it? Or search across a number of them? Google is great for that too,
> (as are the mail archives) but there's some extra clicks there that you have
> to do to find what's going on. It's also not real time in terms of being
> able to search latest issues. Some mail-archive systems are real time, but
> you have to leave the context of your reader to go use them (open a browser,
> click, click, that type of thing).
> >> ...snip, snip...
> >
> > Perhaps, you might not have understood what I was suggesting.  So,
> > I'll point you at Karl Fogel's section from Producing OSS entitled "No
> > Conversations in the Bug Tracker":
> >
> > http://producingoss.com/en/bug-tracker-usage.html
> >
> > As usual, Karl states it far more eloquently than I can.  And, *of
> > course*, Karl has an entire section related to exactly this.
> >
> > *hugs*  -- justin
>

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