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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] HowToHelp(etc)

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] HowToHelp(etc)
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 13:38:28 +1030

On Sat, 6 Mar 2010 18:32:29 -0800
Jason Self <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Karl Goetz <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I was thinking about how HTH and related pages, and wondering if we
> > should move them all to bugs in the BTS. we could use HTH to link to
> > the bug, which would contain the current state of the project, and
> > leave a short description on HTH.
> > Since all the HTH items are effectively todo items, and we put lots
> > of todo-esque items in the bts this seems like a logical thing to
> > me.
> >
> > Any other thoughts?
> Would Savannah's task tracker be a good fit? I've never used it. Are
> the start & end dates mandatory or can they be left open-ended?

It requires entering dates, so they would have to be entered then
ignored. Seems a pretty ridiculous setup to me :(

> Also, just as a thought, if the list of projects were moved to bugs on
> Savannah, someone would need to remember to go back & update the HTH
> pages when it's complete. Probably not a big deal, but it might be

They have to do that now.

> nice to create categories/item groups for each team (web, developers,
> etc. as currently mentioned on the HTH pages.) In this way, the link
> for a team's "list of projects" could instead be a link to that team's
> list of to do items on Savannah and, once the item is complete,
> closing it removes it from the list.

I've just had a look at what options savannah has which we currently
don't use. There is "Keywords" (List of comma separated keywords
associated with this item), and a number of customisable fields -
"Customizable Text Field" (one line, up to 255 characters),
"Customizable Text Area" (multi-line text), and "Customizable Select
Box" (pull down menu with predefined values).

Perhaps we can use the last item for what you suggest. fill it with the
groups of todo items, and then use searches including that group on HTH.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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