[development] {Short issue queues need care - 7} Why we shouldn'tclose all issues without proper review.

introfini introfini at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 15:28:43 UTC 2006

I think ideas #1 and #2 are definitely very welcome.



From: development-bounces at drupal.org [mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org]
On Behalf Of Fernando Silva
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 4:13 PM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: Re: [development] {Short issue queues need care - 7} Why we
shouldn'tclose all issues without proper review.

In the last few weeks I was able to review a few hundred (about 400) issues
that were inserted in the issue tracker.

These are some thoughts:
1. People have the habit to request features for the Drupal version they
use, instead of requesting them in the HEAD.
We could have a way to stop users from adding these requests to versions
other than HEAD

2. Support requests stay months without a single response!
In my opinion there is no gain in putting support requests in the issue
tracker. A forum is the right place to discuss support, and if in some cases
these requests generate a feature or a bug report then they would be
inserted in the right place. 
OTOH, if we continue to have support requests in the tracker, we should had
them a "valid for" date.(e.g. close automatically all suport requests older
than 4 weeks)

3. Patches (and bugs) stay in older queues for too long.
It seems that no one has interest in working and reviewing older patches.
I think that to have a good issue flow, we need to be more responsable in
solving ASAP older bugs and not let them increase as it happens today.

  Fernando Silva

On 9/5/06, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> wrote: 

	On 04 Sep 2006, at 09:40, Augustin (Beginner) wrote:
	> The same scenario is repeated at each release cycle, because we,
	> community, do not take the time to review other people's patches,
	> scratch 
	> other people's itches.
	I agree.  I often spend 2+ hours a day reviewing patches, and when I
	post an occasional patch myself, it doesn't always get the quality
	reviews it deserves.  (I understand that my position is
	If people spent time reviewing your patches, try to return the
	and review other people's patches.  Of course, you're free to do
	you want, but it sounds like a good, social guideline.
	Not getting a decent review for your patch turns people off, and we 
	should avoid letting this happen.  Quite the contrary, we should
	provide them with constructive reviews and help them get on board.
	Some of them will 'stick' and help review patches too.
	Now we're in code freeze mode, this is particularly important.
	do our best to make new people stick and to review an insane amount
	of patches together.  :)
	Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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