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Re: Migrating Subversion issues to ...

From: Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:15:02 +0200

On 16 September 2015 at 12:07, Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Ivan Zhakov <ivan_at_visualsvn.com> wrote:
>> On 16 September 2015 at 11:32, Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>>> Thanks for offering help, but I already have test JIRA instance at my
>>>> office that I used for Serf project issues migration.
>>>>
>>>> Btw do you have any experience in writing JIRA plugins? Writing
>>>> monospaced (preformated) text render would be big help.
>>>
>>> Unfortunately not at all, otherwise I would have offered to do so.
>>> While I do have some decent knowledge of Java due to my studies, I haven't
>>> been coding in Java for several years now and don't even have a development
>>> environment set-up for that.
>>>
>> I also don't have Java environment, while I developed several plugins
>> more then 10 years ago.
>> Link to the Atlassian tutorial if ever want to learn it:
>> https://developer.atlassian.com/docs/getting-started/set-up-the-atlassian-plugin-sdk-and-build-a-project
>>
>
> I think we're almost there: I don't think we need a custom renderer or
> plugin. Apparently, we can get what we want by enclosing everything
> coming from bugzilla within: {noformat:nopanel=true}
>
> That way, we still have the option of using the normal rendering for
> new issues (or even editing old issues to move "nicer parts" out of
> the noformat block), and only put inside a noformat block the things
> which really need to be monospaced.
>
> See here for an example:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TST-210?focusedCommentId=14747248&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-14747248
>
>
That's great! I'll update my conversion script to use
"{noformat:nopanel=true}" instead of "{noformat}" and ask INFRA team
use it for test conversion.

-- 
Ivan Zhakov
Received on 2015-09-16 12:15:43 CEST

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