[Bf-committers] todo tracker

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Sun Mar 20 13:01:06 CET 2011


Campbell and me are probably the ones who have moved most reports  
there, with 3-4 other devs we're responsible for 99% of this long open  
list. My preference is that these devs then also take some time to  
check on the open issues, verify status, close or move to wiki.

I know it's tempting to press the 'send mail to everyone' button, but  
such actions better be used by developers who then also can manage the  
outcome well. Further, I've always tried to give reporters personal  
attention on reports, which I think is a core & positive value too.

Tom is very welcome to help with this, by checking todo items he knows  
are either already handled or became obsolete, and notifying reporters  
of such indivudally. I'll volunteer to go over reports manually as well.

The current wiki todo list is now getting quite complete (and long!),  
maintaining that overview well is worth doing well organized and with  
some attention. It's especially important that all module maintainers  
of Blender code are personally really good aware of this.


Ton Roosendaal  Blender Foundation   ton at blender.org    www.blender.org
Blender Institute   Entrepotdok 57A  1018AD Amsterdam   The Netherlands

On 19 Mar, 2011, at 6:53, Terry Wallwork wrote:

> Hi,
> Not a coder, but isn't the todo tracker a good memory jogger for devs.
> Ton's fond bringing back features that have been unfixed for years.   
> If
> the list is gone won't it be less likely that remaining things that
> haven't been fixed will just be forgotten.  Also the todo tracker  
> could
> be good for new devs wanting to pick one of them up and try and fix it
> or at least realize a feature is not implemented and come up with a
> better solution.
> Though obviously items that are definitely no longer relevant/already
> dealt with, they could be removed.
> I am just worried that it will mean items that at some point someone  
> had
> an intent of fixing when all the other more important stuff is done  
> will
> be forgotten.  Theory being that it doesn't matter how long it has  
> been
> there if there is a chance it gets fixed it would be worth having.
> Apologies in advance if I am misunderstanding the purpose of the todo
> tracker.
> Terry Wallwork
> On 19/03/11 03:31, Tom M wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> the todo tracker has todo items listed back through 2005.  I know a
>> lot of them are either done or no longer relevant.
>> So what I'd like to do is send a message to each todo bug reporter
>> asking them if it is still relevant for all todos prior to say, 2010,
>> and close any of them that either don't get a response or get
>> confirmed as being done.
>> The other option is to just close all reports prior to some cutoff
>> date and ask them to reopen it if it is still relevant.
>> LetterRip
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