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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: moving from bugzilla to jira?
Date Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:13:27 GMT
here's a nice view of an improved interface, showing a summary of activity
on the INFRA project; it would take a fair a bit of work to extract the
same information from BZ

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> I notice some additional information at
> http://wiki.apache.org/general/ApacheJira, which includes:
>
> "Many ASF projects are currently using JIRA, and other projects are
> encouraged to migrate"
>
> see also the response to
>
> *Q: Why would people prefer JIRA?*
>
> one feature I see listed there is:
>
>
> Interaction via email: reply to a change notification email, and your reply will appear
as a comment in the issue.
>
> that would certainly be useful, as one now has to remember *not* to
> respond to a BZ notification directly
>
> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 7:35 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 2:17 AM, mehdi houshmand <med1985@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Glenn,
>>>
>>> Apart from the linking between bugs and svn commits, what do we gain?
>>> Migrating to JIRA is presumably non-trivial[1], so is it really worth it?
>>>
>>
>> I did suggest this after using JIRA with PDFBox because it's nicer to use
>>> and faster, but I'm not sure those reasons mitigate the cost of
>>> migration.
>>> But then, I didn't spend much time looking into the capabilities that
>>> JIRA
>>> offers.
>>>
>>
>> the main reason I wish to convert is because bugzilla is little used and
>> little maintained in ASF at this point from what i can tell; most projects
>> are using JIRA and few continue to use BZ; i just noticed that BCEL has
>> recently requested @Infra to perform the conversion to JIRA [1] (though
>> there appear to be a few bumps in that path)
>>
>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4298
>>
>> given Clay's efforts to modernizer our site doc infrastructure, it seems
>> appropriate to look at other tool upgrades as well;
>>
>> as for cost, the main work will be on @Infra to perform the conversion,
>> and for us as users to make the mental change; i haven't personally used
>> JIRA much, but it seems a more modern, feature-full interface as well as
>> having better svn integration features;
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Mehdi
>>>
>>> [1] http://wiki.apache.org/general/ApacheBugzillaToJiraMigration
>>>
>>>
>>> On 14 April 2012 15:45, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> > Fop and XMLGraphicsCommons appear to be two of the few Apache products
>>> > still using Bugzilla instead of JIRA. I propose we migrate to JIRA. Any
>>> > objection?
>>> >
>>> > Regards,
>>> > Glenn
>>> >
>>>
>>
>>
>

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