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From Ulrich Stärk <...@spielviel.de>
Subject Re: Cleaning up JIRA
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 11:51:42 GMT
Ok, so we keep piling them up because we don't want to hurt people's feelings? Don't you think
that
people deserve to be told the truth: "Guys, we are sorry, but this stuff is old, we most likely
won't look at it ever because we have a lot of other tasks with higher priorities, but if
you feel
this is still an issue please confirm with a newer version of Tapestry"? Same goes for feature
requests. If we really cared we could have implemented those old requests by now, but we don't.
So
let's be honest and tell our users that we might find the ideas interesting but lack time
to
implement them.

Everything else is just lying to ourselves and our users that we will someday - maybe - look
at it.

So let's be honest and tell them what they know anyway: "Won't fix".

Uli

On 18.12.2012 12:38, Bob Harner wrote:
> Robert Z. has volunteered to prune the list manually. I think we should see
> where that gets us.
> 
> Let's not forget that every bug report represents a significant investment
> of time by a Tapestry user who earnestly wants to make the framework
> better, and we definitely want to encourage that. A few of the bugs are
> pure junk, but many are well-described, with good proposed solutions,
> patches and, yes, even tests in some cases.
> 
> I know if I were to submit a thoughtful bug report or patch to an open
> source project and it got casually rejected by an automated process (and I
> was told not to reopen it), I would be greatly discouraged from making any
> further contributions.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 2:37 AM, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de> wrote:
> 
>> Folks, there is no sense in hording issues that we know will never be
>> addressed and that do nothing
>> else but clutter our issue tracker and block our view on the really useful
>> ones. Please overcome the
>> gatherer in you. Even the best idea won't help us if there is nobody
>> interested in implementing it
>> and it only contributes to obstrucing our view on important issues.
>> Besides, those tickets aren't
>> gone. They are simply closed.
>>
>> Below is a draft of a text that I'm going to attach to the issues that
>> will be bulk closed. It makes
>> clear that the reporter is free to reopen the issue if it still persists
>> or he feels strongly about
>> it. In case of a feature request they are required to discuss it on the
>> dev mailing list first. I
>> hope that this will increase the chances of having only well thought-out
>> ideas that are also
>> supported by the development community in our tracker.
>>
>> And I really recommend reading [1].
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Uli
>>
>> [1] http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2012/07/09.html
>>
>> <draft comment>
>> This issue has been closed because it affects an old version of Tapestry
>> or has no affected version
>> number set, and is not currently assigned to any developer.
>>
>> This ticket will most likely never be resolved or already has been
>> resolved as a side-effect of a
>> newer version of Tapestry.
>>
>>
>> DO NOT REOPEN IT! DO NOT CREATE A NEW TICKET WITH THE SAME CONTENT!
>>
>>
>> If you feel that the issue still persists, do the following:
>>
>> 1. Try again with the most recent version of Apache Tapestry
>>
>> 2a. If you still find a bug, open a new bug report, specify the exact
>> version of Tapestry and those
>> of any components you are using, describe expected and observed behavior,
>> and attach a minimal test
>> case demonstrating the issue. You will earn additional merit by attaching
>> an automated test and/or a
>> fix for the issue.
>>
>> 2b. If you want to request a new feature, you are expected to discuss it
>> with the Tapestry developer
>> community on the dev@tapestry.apache.org mailing list first. Include a
>> link to the discussion in the
>> mail archives in your ticket. If you don't, chances are that your ticket
>> will be closed right away.
>> </draft comment>
>>
>> On 18.12.2012 03:33, Robert Zeigler wrote:
>>> I think I can find some time over the course of this week to go through
>> the list of tickets.
>>>
>>> Robert
>>>
>>> On Dec 17, 2012, at 12/178:31 PM , Howard Lewis Ship wrote:
>>>
>>>> Well, we need some plan to tame the list.  It's so cluttered that its
>> hard
>>>> to find important things to work on.  There's lots of duplicates, and
>> lots
>>>> of things that I think can be closed as lacking sufficient detail to
>>>> proceed.
>>>>
>>>> This is also one of those areas that can be addressed by someone who
>> can't
>>>> take on the commitment right now to do some serious lifting on the code
>>>> base.  Volunteers welcome!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 5:33 PM, Bob Harner <bobharner@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I'd be more cautious. Some of the open issues contain good ideas that
>>>>> simply lack an interested committer. I agree that most should be
>> closed,
>>>>> but a blind bulk action seems unwise.
>>>>> On Dec 17, 2012 1:20 PM, "Howard Lewis Ship" <hlship@gmail.com>
wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> +1
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think we can get away with this approach ; so much it no longer
>>>>> relevant
>>>>>> in 5.4.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 6:05 AM, Massimo Lusetti <mlusetti@gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM, Ulrich Stärk <uli@spielviel.de>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I am inclined to bulk close these with a message that the
reporter
>> is
>>>>>>> free
>>>>>>>> to check if the issue
>>>>>>>> still persists with a more recent version of the framework.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Thoughts?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I do agree, totally. Plus thanks for taking care.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Massimo
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Howard M. Lewis Ship
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Creator of Apache Tapestry
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The source for Tapestry training, mentoring and support. Contact
me to
>>>>>> learn how I can get you up and productive in Tapestry fast!
>>>>>>
>>>>>> (971) 678-5210
>>>>>> http://howardlewisship.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Howard M. Lewis Ship
>>>>
>>>> Creator of Apache Tapestry
>>>>
>>>> The source for Tapestry training, mentoring and support. Contact me to
>>>> learn how I can get you up and productive in Tapestry fast!
>>>>
>>>> (971) 678-5210
>>>> http://howardlewisship.com
>>>
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