[Python-Dev] API refactoring tracker field for Python4

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jan 7 20:15:35 CET 2011

On 07/01/2011 19:11, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Alexander Belopolsky
> <alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> -1 on the "star system" for the tracker
> The tracker on Google Code uses stars. We use this tracker to track
> external App Engine issues. It works very well to measure how
> widespread a particular issue or need is (even if we don't always fix
> the highest-star issues first -- the top issues are "unfixable" like
> PHP support :-).
> Maybe it works because in that tracker, a star means you get emailed
> when the issue is updated; this makes people think twice before
> frivolously adding a star. This is not quite the same as the "nosy"
> list: adding a star is less work in the UI, you don't have to think up
> something meaningful to say, and no email is generated merely because
> someone adds or removes a star.
In our issue tracker it is more or less the same. Adding yourself as 
nosy sends you emails when it is updated and there is a convenient 
button for adding yourself as nosy without having to think up a 
meaningful comment.

The only (sometimes annoying but sometimes useful or interesting) 
difference is that you also get emailed when someone else adds 
themselves as nosy.



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