[wp-hackers] Probably best to move tickets to 2.7 instead

Jared Bangs jared at pacific22.com
Mon Mar 10 00:10:47 GMT 2008

> Jacob Santos wrote:
> > Is that good or would it be just plain terrible to move that many
> > tickets out of 2.6 and put them into 2.7? 2.6 is most likely going to
> > have 700+ open tickets. That will be a lot of fun.

My opinion, for what it's worth, is that pushing the milestone out to 2.7 on
these tickets would only be perpetuating (or delaying) the problem.

As I see it, the "problem" is that there are tons of tickets with a
milestone set to whatever the next release happens to be at that time. This
usually leads to some degree of confusion, and at least one post on this
list (and elsewhere) shortly before release time to the effect of "OMG there
are still N... open tickets for the next release!"

My suggestion would be a more conservative use of the "milestone" field, in
which the value is only set when the fix (or whatever) for a particular
ticket is actually planned to be released in the version that the milestone

For the default tickets which don't have a *true* version target (yet), I
would suggest either leaving / setting the milestone field to blank, or
creating pseudo-milestones to indicate "future release", etc.

I think this practice (if adhered to) might produce the desired result: a
more manageable and realistic list of tickets that are actually being
targeted for a given release.

- Jared

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