[Techteam] Adding a "Next release" milestone in trac

Marco Pesenti Gritti mpgritti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 15:35:33 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 9:06 PM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> The time has come to slog through all of the tickets in trac, to
> prioritize the bugs that need to get fixed in the near future, and to
> push those that can wait out a bit.  I had made it as far as the first
> ticket in the list before I began wishing that I could meaningfully
> differentiate between the "Future release" and non-existent "Next
> release" components. A "next release" component would provide a
> staging ground of sorts, both preventing tickets which aren't going to
> make the current release from getting pushed out into the vast Sea of
> "Future Release", and providing a space for meaningfully triaging new
> tickets which we don't want to lose track of, but which arrive too
> late in the game to add to the "current release" roadmap.
> I propose "next release" as the component name literally, such that we
> don't need to forecast the next build precisely by number (ie. we
> don't need to decide Right Now that the next release will be called
> 9.1.0 or something else).  Using a generic component allows us to keep
> track of the leading edge of all open tickets, and then move tickets
> back and forth between the "next release" and current release (eg.
> 8.2.0) components as necessary.

Very good idea! Current release/Future release isn't really fine grained enough.
It would be good if we could get this created soon, so that we can
start triaging.

> Comments on the effectiveness of this approach are most welcome.  Thanks!
> - Eben
> PS.  While we're at it, we should probably eliminate the Future
> Features component and mark those tickets Future Release instead.   Is
> there a differentiating factor there I'm unaware of?  Thanks!



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