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Re: [oaw-wg] Milestone planning for Xpand and MWE

Hi,

Planning and process sounds like a good idea to me. I'm not sure, though, if 
the "you see the TODOs and grab what you like"-part will work. As you said, 
both Xpand and MWE are mature projects with a diverse and distributed set of 
committers. If all bugs belong to "the team", then everybody will wait for 
"the team" (meaning: some part thereof other than myself) to fix them.

I'd prefer to assign the bugs during the milestone planning meeting. If I 
commit to a task during the meeting, I'll do your best to really work on that 
bug.

Sure, there'll always be cases where circumstances don't permit me to work on 
Xpand/MWE. I guess we all can live with that as long as I communicate that on 
the dev list and move the bug to the next milestone.

Cheers,
 Achim

On Monday 10 August 2009 16:03:58 Sven Efftinge wrote:
> Hi all,
>
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> I think you all agree with that there has been too little process for
> the MWE and Xpand components during the last years.
> So it's time to introduce some process. For that I'ld like to hold so
> called milestone meetings. We have such meetings for Xtext and found
> it very helpful. The main purpose is to review the last milestone and
> identify bugzillas for the upcoming milestone (as described here
> http://www.eclipse.org/Xtext/developers/process.php) .
> For Xtext we hold it face-to-face, it lasts a whole day, and we always
> have very deep going discussions. I don't think we can and need to do
> that with Xpand and MWE, as the teams are not located at the same
> place and these components are relatively mature.
> So it would basically be a matter of going through the list of
> bugzillas and discussing the priority of them via phone.
>
> Between the milestones then everybody can see the TODOs and if you're
> able to fix a bug or add a feature, all you need to do is assign the
> bug to you, fix it, and close it.
>
> Of course it is possible to change the target milestone property
> between milestones. For instance when new bugs come in, which need to
> be fixed ASAP. It will usually be vetoed by other committers if
> there's a problem with that.
>
> Any objections?
>
> Cheers,
> Sven
>
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