[Tracker-discuss] Reminder: please review tracker schema !

Paul Dubois pfdubois at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 19:04:25 CET 2006

When one thinks about roundup users you need to remember that web interface
use will be small compared to email. This remark applies to items in the
schema, such as component or version or platform -- the email user will not
be setting these. They need 'not set' defaults so that a developer doing
triage can set them later.

The problem with the patch attached business is that many will submit the
patch by email attachment and they won't see any checkbox to check. Yes,
they could do it on the title line as in

Subject: blah blah [patch=yes]

but my users rarely know about this.

One cannot actually see the class list unless logged in as admin; if not
logged in at all they can't see half of it. I don't know the admin pw.
Anyway, this may limit the useful replies to Stefan's request for input.

I'm unclear about the version field. I think Martin said that should be only
past versions, indicating the version in which the person found the bug. For
an rfe it isn't going to make sense, so again it needs a not-set.

I think there was consensus that we don't need 'platform' (?). I hope not;
it would be a maintenance nightmare.

On 11/30/06, Stefan Seefeld <seefeld at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> This is a little reminder to recall that we hope to settle on the new
> python tracker schema by comming monday the 4th.
> Please review and comment on the available fields at
> http://psf.upfronthosting.co.za/roundup/tracker/
> and in particular:
> * type, severity, components, versions, platforms,
>   as general issue descriptors
> * status and its enumerators, as this is where most of the behavior
>   will be determined. What are the possible states ? Which transitions
>   are allowed (and by whom) ? What actions may these transitions trigger ?
> As early as next week we may start importing the tracker data from
> sf.net, as well as fine-tune the web interface. So the schema should
> be settled by then.
> Many thanks,
>                 Stefan
> --
>       ...ich hab' noch einen Koffer in Berlin...
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