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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] HowToHelp(etc)

From: Luis Felipe Lopez Acevedo
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] HowToHelp(etc)
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 22:25:43 -0500

El dom, 07-03-2010 a las 13:38 +1030, Karl Goetz escribió:
> 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 :(

No, you can configure that to make them optional (empty values are

> > 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.

Or you could use only the task manager for that and delete the todo
lists in the HTH pages for each team.

> > 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).

You can modify the category values for the task manager. 

> 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.
> kk
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