[Tracker-discuss] Update on switch-over "stuff"

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Mar 11 00:05:52 CET 2007

On 3/10/07, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> Brett Cannon schrieb:
> > On 3/10/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> >> Brett Cannon schrieb:
> >> > Third, we should probably write down exactly the steps we want to
> >> > follow for the transition.  I started another wiki page at
> >> > http://wiki.python.org/moin/TrackerTransition to record the steps.  We
> >> > can discuss the steps here in a separate thread when people are ready
> >> > to work out the steps.
> >>
> >> I've edited these, because I think a few steps should be carried out
> >> now (immediately). I really think people should get a chance to look
> >> at it before it goes life. For that, I propose that bugs.python.org
> >> is already changed so that it looks like the final installation.
> >>
> >
> > As soon as Erik and Stefan comment on this very rough timeline I will
> > post to python-dev our plan to give plenty of time between now and the
> > switch-over for people to comment.
> >
> > And just to remind people (Paul has in a meta tracker comment and I
> > did in a reply to Georg, but I want to reiterate), we are holding off
> > on any major changes from how issues are handled on SF.  The first
> > step is to transition us to Roundup.  Then we can muck around with how
> > the workflow for issues works.  But until we transition we are
> > prematurely optimizing.
> I can't see how adding a feature is premature optimization, as it's clearly
> not very difficult to predict the impact of such a feature (which is, issue
> handlers will use the status value and make the whole tracker more consistent).
> However, I can understand that you don't want to muck around with the tracker
> in this "critical" stage (though, once it is live, messing it up will be much
> more painful).

I am not viewing it in terms of pain but more of easing the
transition.  It is enough we are moving to a new tracker.  I don't
want to toss too much new stuff at python-dev at once.

> I know I can't really complain since I don't have to implement my wishes.
> Though, let me reiterate that I'm willing to help where it is needed.

And I appreciate the offer!  We will have a nice, long discussion once
the tracker is live about how we want to truly handle issues.


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