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[TSVN] Integration with issue tracking/bug tracking

From: Erv Walter <erv_at_ewal.net>
Date: 2005-01-24 17:15:32 CET

A while back there was a lot of discussion of enhancing the current issue text box to be "smarter". One of the ideas were to have the dialog query a URL to get data to populate a combo box so that developers could choose from a list, etc. Is that idea (or other similar ideas) dead?

In the past week, developers on my team have accidentally typed in a project number wrong (one of the numbers was 1 digit off). We now have some nice automatic functionality plugged into the commit process that is driven by this number, and when it is wrong, it does some bad things.

I will continue to ask people to be very careful in entering this number, and I have recommended that they never actually type it but cut-and-paste it instead, but mistakes will continue to happen I suspect as long as the field is free text.

One suggestion was to validate that the project # is correct before accepting the commit. This is not fully possible. I can check that the project number is a valid project number, but I can't confirm that it is the "correct" project number. In the cases last week, the 1 digit mistake resulted in a valid project number, but the wrong project.

Anyway, I was just curious what the status of those ideas was.

Thanks,
Erv
Received on Mon Jan 24 17:16:18 2005

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