[TYPO3-core] Issue handling

Michael Stucki michael.stucki at typo3.org
Sat May 11 16:04:44 CEST 2013

Hi Alexander,

sorry, I just noticed that you already wrote about the cleanup effort.
Sorry for creating a new thread about the same thing, I overlooked this
one until now :-)

Greetings, Michael

Am 09.05.2013 23:15, schrieb Alexander Opitz:
> Hey,
> the last weeks I poked through more then 1.200 very old core issues, closing 
> some duplicates or having no response since over one year. But mostly asked 
> for Feedback. Sometimes with the feeling that "chrissitopher" stands behind 
> me. ;-)
> As I started the issue tracker counted 3880 open issues (Core, no 
> Subproject, and TYPO3 version not 6.2), now we have 3689 open issues. Thanks 
> to all the issue closer.
> So, now my question to how I should handle the following 2 fields:
> - Target version
> - TYPO3 version
> TYPO3 version is the major version in which the issue was found. Should this 
> field hold the first major or last major version a issue was found?
> Target version holds the minor version in which it would/will be solved. Who 
> should set this field? A developer who plans to bring this in next minor 
> release? Or should all 4.7 open issues set to next version as target? And 
> what to set if the issue is in 6.1, 6.0, 4.7 and 4.5? 4.5.27 or 6.1.1? Who 
> will update this minor version number if an issue passed the release?
> By the way, there are no minor version numbers for next 4.5, 4.7 and 6.0 and 
> as ther won't be a new 4.6 can the Target 4.6.19 be closed?
> The FriendlyGhost (http://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3v4-core/wiki/FriendlyGhost) document writes, that the 'Needs Feedback' issues 
> now have 90 days time for response. I'd like to reduce this to 1 month, as 
> we need to get the numbers of open issues down, very fast.
> First to get a better overview what needs to be done for a well working 
> TYPO3 CMS 6.2 LTS version.
> And Second, most contributors are unsatisfied with the huge amount of the 
> issues and that nothing happens (and most patches are burning in the "not 
> mergable" hell). That was identified and thats why the team structure was 
> changed, to speed things up.
> Ans last question, if an issue is closed, how a user can contact us? Writing 
> in the issue mostly do not help (no assignee and no watchers) and who wants 
> to go through the closed issues to look if someone has problems with a patch 
> (or why ever the issue was closed).
> Thats all I think for today, happy hacking and typo3ing. ;-)
> Greetings Alexander//
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