[Python-Dev] topics I plan to discuss at the language summit

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Tue Jan 12 18:47:50 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 17:57, Brian Curtin <brian.curtin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 14:25, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>>  * any changes needed to the issue tracker to help with the workflow?
>> (stage field seems like a failed experiment and we now have several
>> effective triage people who can help w/ guiding changes)
>> -Brett
> I think it would be interesting to see how people are using the tracker, or
> how they want to be using it. For example, there are currently over 1500
> open issues with no stage set, some of which seemingly haven't been read by
> anyone at all. Would a properly set stage field save issues from falling
> into a black hole?
"Using" is the key word there. I know this thread went on about how bugs
tend to end up being left open, but what I was proposing to talk about was
whether there is any shift desired by the seasoned tracker users to help in
their work. For instance, the Stage field was meant to help, but I don't
think it is really getting used much, which makes it at best just a UI junk
and at worst something to confuse new users. So I just wanted to discuss
things as a group to see if we could streamline some things, add others,

At worst I will try to grab people like Mark D., R. David, Antoine, Georg,
etc. at the summit (not sure exactly which the heavy bug closers will be
there), take them aside, and flat-out ask what they need to make their jobs

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