JSF 2.0 EG Issue tracker traversal meeting
We had an expert group meeting for JSR-314-EG today. The goal of the
meeting was to make process on the issues in our issue tracker of record
Before the meeting, I took each of the issues in the current issue
tracker, styled with the href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/edburns/archive/2008/08/and_the_winner.html">winning
XSLT stylesheet and put them into 7 roughly equal buckets. I chose
seven "issue captains" from the JSR-314 EG and Mojarra team and made
each one responsible for "understanding" the issues in their bucket.
That meant I could ask various questions to the group of issue captains
and expect reasonably informed answers.
An hour before the meeting started, Ryan, Roger, Jim and I spent some
time removing duplicates from each of our own issue captain lists.
During the first 30 minutes of the meeting, we went through my issue
captain list and removed duplicates. The process used in both cases:
the "current" issue captain would reach each of their issues and the
rest of the issue captains present would have to speak up if one of
their issues was a clear duplicate of the "current" issue. The current
issue captain would also make an assesment of whether or not the issue
should be closed outright for any reason (FIXED, WONTFIX, etc). After 30
minutes of this, we gave up and moved on to the next exercise.
After the obvious duplicates were removed, I asked each issue captain
to list their top five or so issues from their bucket list only
that they would like to see addressed. This took about 50 minutes.
With the remaining time, I asked each issue captain to give me their top
five "easy" issues.
Here are some issue tracker queries with our results.
open issues remaining after this meeting: 180
issues resolved at this meeting: 59
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