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action: proposal for aligning IssuesProcess and Tracker

From: Ralph R. Swick <swick@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:44:15 -0500
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 ACTION: Ralph write a proposal for bringing http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/wiki/IssuesProcess  and Tracker into alignment [recorded in http://www.w3.org/2007/02/20-swd-minutes.html#action15]

The principal issue that triggered this action was the observation
that Tracker only supported two states for issues {open, closed}
whereas IssuesProcess proposed {raised, open, pending,
postponed, closed, subsumed-by}.

My back-of-the-mind intention in assigning myself that action was
to give myself a nudge to seeing what it would take to extend Tracker.

The current SWD Tracker instance now has {raised, open, pending,
postponed, closed, subsumed} states in the Web interface [1].
I've not yet touched the irc or email interfaces but since we don't
use those for input yet I'm hoping the extensions to the Web
interface will suffice for now.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2006/07/SWD/track/

One remaining issue is the use of the "Raised By" field in Tracker.
My recommendation is to use this as an "Assigned To" field, as
that is its actual behavior.  When creating a new issue, the initial
state will be 'raised' and it is fine to leave "Raised By" as
"Everyone", ignoring the admonition on the Web form.

When the issue state is changed to 'open', "Raised By" can then
be changed to the issue owner.

The Tracker "Notes" field can be used to hold the resolution,
references to attachments, test cases, etc. as proposed in

If this seems reasonable, I am willing to revise IssuesProcess
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