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Re: Migrating Subversion issues to ...

From: Stefan <luke1410_at_posteo.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 02:43:50 +0200

Hi,
> [...]
>
> As to "format all descriptions as <pre>" in jira: honestly, it feels
> like a round peg in a square hole. Jira is designed around ajax and and
> html; I'd be concerned that future releases of jira might break the
> renderer plugin Ivan is planning to write — and if that happens, infra
> might simply disable the plugin until we fix it, since we'd be the only
> project affected.
>
> [...]
I needed to be convinced by brane and jamessan on IRC that it's better
to send this reply to the list directly rather than by IRC. ;-)

Don't take this reply the wrong way please. I'm not trying to talk the
one person who speaks up in favor for bugzilla into anything.
Just wanted to point out that you (i.e. the subversion developers) are
certainly not the first ones to bring-up the limitations of monospace
support in JIRA. See: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-37076 (issue
regarding the added scrollbars when using monospace).
Since the issue is on record for Atlassian, there's actually some chance
that it gets resolved at some point (the more votes it gets, the more
likely it will be taken care of at one point).

On the other side I don't want to hide anything, so there are also the
known issues with monospace in JIRA atm:
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-39011?jql=project%20%3D%20JRA%20AND%20status%20%3D%20Open%20AND%20text%20~%20%22monospace%22

I couldn't spot anything which IMO would speak against using JIRA here
on that list, but since this is quite a subjective matter, I guess
everybody has to determine himself whether any of the listed issues is a
concern to himself.

Speaking about Ivan's suggested monospace-renderer-plugin and the
concern that it might break with a future version of JIRA: My experience
with JIRA (which dates back to around 2005 I guess) is that Atlassian is
quite reluctant with introducing changes which break plugins. So it's
quite rare that that a plugin which works in 6.0 breaks during the 6.x
releases. Things are slightly different when the major version numbers
change, but then this only happens every 2 years or so. Hence the
maintenance work for such a plugin should be considered quite low in the
general case.
On the other side Atlassian requires plugin developers to maintain and
test their plugins on a regular basis (so they are still ensured to be
compatible with later versions).
If that's some concern and there is some help wanted/needed, I'd be
willing to offer Ivan a hand with the maintenance work on his plugin (if
that would help). As a test environment I'd provide my own JIRA
instance, so that would not add much workload to me.

Regards,
Stefan
Received on 2015-09-16 03:44:05 CEST

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