[Python-Dev] API refactoring tracker field for Python4

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Fri Jan 7 20:25:15 CET 2011

On 07/01/2011 19:22, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM, Michael Foord
> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk>  wrote:
>> 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.
> Ah, that must be new -- I didn't realize that. Nice.
It is. Sorry I should have made that clearer.

> Now I also want a
> button to *remove* myself from the nosy list.
Me too - but it was considered unnecessary clutter in the UI. I

> (Of course, a better UI for adding/removing yourself could be a star.
> Clicking the star changes your nosy status. It should work
> immediately, unlike the existing [+] button.)

Right, you still need to submit after clicking [+] at the moment.

>> The only (sometimes annoying but sometimes useful or interesting) difference
>> is that you also get emailed when someone else adds themselves as nosy.
> Maybe that could be fixed? Then the remaining feature would be a way
> to sort issue lists by number of nosy people, and to display the
> length of the nosy list.
Sounds good too me.



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