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RE: [META] Raising a new issue as "raised" or "open"?

From: Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 17:28:07 +0100
Message-ID: <0EF30CAA69519C4CB91D01481AEA06A07517E8@judith.fzi.de>
To: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: "OWL Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>, Héctor Pérez-Urbina <Hector.Perez-Urbina@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Hi Alan!

>You did the correct thing. It was my mistake to miss the issue.
>Apologies again,
>Alan

Disagreed! Tracker is the culprit! :)

A proposal to change the behaviour of Tracker:

  * When raising an issue, the initial state should be "raised", not "open".

  * Perhaps, instead of different tables for "raised" and "open", there
should be only one for both states (actually: every state different from
"closed"). One can easily distinguish between the "degree of openness" by
the "State" flag in the table. 

  * similar for the actions: currently, there are distinct tables for "open"
and "pending review" tables. I do not regard this to be useful.

  * The "Issues" Wiki page also talks about an "owner" of an issue:

     "Each open issue will be assigned an "owner" whose responsibility 
     it is to initiate/lead a discussion, the objective of which is to 
     bring to the WG a proposal to close the issue as RESOLVED, POSTPONED 
     or REJECTED; the owner will normally be the same person who raised 
     the issue."

    So normally, the owner is the raiser, but for the non-normal cases, what
is still missing is a specific "owner" entry  for each issue.

Cheers,
Michael

>
>On Mar 6, 2008, at 6:55 AM, Michael Schneider wrote:
>
>> Hi!
>>
>> In yesterday's telco we overlooked the new issue 96, since it  
>> hasn't been in
>> tracker's "open" section, but in the "raised" section.
>>
>> When I raised this issue, I remembered the following policy:
>>
>>   <http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/Issues>
>>
>>   "When creating new issue, it should initially be assigned
>>   the state "Raised" (rather than "Open")"
>>
>> However, tracker didn't follow this policy, but marked my new issue  
>> to be
>> "open" first. So I edited the issue to mark it as 
>"raised"... with the
>> result that it effectively became invisible. :-]
>>
>> How to proceed? I can, of course, go an "re-open" my issue. But we  
>> should
>> think about either changing the policy, or tracker's way to 
>handle new
>> issues.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Michael


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