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From Marc Prud'hommeaux <>
Subject Re: JIRA issue types
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2007 02:59:18 GMT

I don't know the official difference, but I would guess that an  
"improvement" is a request like "better error message when a rollback  
fails", vs. "new feature", which seems like a bigger additional to  
the code.

On Feb 5, 2007, at 6:52 PM, Patrick Linskey wrote:

> Hi,
> Does anyone understand what the difference is between an "Improvement"
> and a "New Feature"? My hope is that "Improvement" is a strict  
> superset
> of "New Feature".
> Should we strive to use "Improvement" rarely, only for bits of
> functionality that exist but need to be nominally tweaked, and use  
> "New
> Feature" for other things? Maybe "New Feature" is for things that will
> need mentioning in docs etc, and "Improvement" is for things that just
> need tweaks in code?
> -Patrick
> -- 
> Patrick Linskey
> BEA Systems, Inc.
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