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Re: [RFC] Issue Tracker Cleanup

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:58:34 +0000 (GMT)

Paul Burba wrote:
> Whenever we approach a release we always face the question: Which of
> our open issues are blockers for the upcoming release?  Obviously as
> we approach 1.8, anything with a target milestone of 1.8.0 is
> (supposedly) a blocker.  But what about all the issues with the '---'
> target milestone?  Very old issues (e.g. something filed in say 2007)
> are almost certainly not blockers, whereas more recently filed issues
> may be.
>
> Unfortunately we currently have 131 issues with a target milestone of
> '---', though given the age of many of these I'm fairly confident they
> are *not* blockers for 1.8 as they have already seen one or more
> releases pass by.
>
> Recall how we claim to use the target milestone:
[...]
> In the interests of sanity I propose we bulk assign all issues filed
> before some arbitrary point in time to the 'unscheduled' milestone.  I
> suggest using the date 1.7.0 was tagged as that point, under the
> assumption that any issues filed prior were not considered 1.7.0
> blockers, so shouldn't be considered 1.8.0 blockers either.  That
> would leave 24 "newer" issues which I'm happy to review and assign an
> initial milestone to.
>
> Thoughts?

+1, and I can't think of any date better that your suggestion of 1.7.0 tag date.

- Julian
Received on 2013-03-14 21:59:07 CET

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