Oskar was asking about the Second LifeTM JIRA Change in the Server Beta meeting and how it has gone for the first week. He asked for pro’s and con’s.
Pro’s are: No duplicate checking, easier to file bug report, and faster for those that can read JIRA’s. The ‘faster’ part being attributed to: removal of whiner and rant posts.
Con’s are: — no one voiced any — that does not mean there aren’t any. But, that no one brought up any says something. What it says is debatable.
Oskar says there are lots of internal conversations with the QA teams about the JIRA Change and how to make it possible for the ‘regular contributors’ to the JIRA process to continue contributing. The key concept being: contributors who are regularly positive and helpful. Oskar wants a larger group of people with enhanced JIRA privileges. Oskar says they are discussing the idea of a QA Contributors group. While Oskar is not sure how it will shape up, he is confident that it will happen in some form.
It will be interesting to see how people qualify to be in that group, should it come into being. It does seem pretty clear that those bring drama into the process will be dropped from such a group.
There is some information that suggests various Lindens had different opinions on what should be done with the JIRA, which shouldn’t be a surprise. We have more information that various Lindens are working to figure out how to keep the good stuff and get rid of the mental cases that have dramatized the JIRA. We’ll see how it works out over the coming weeks.
I am hoping to find a way to report problems with JIRA references and allow people not in the special groups to comment on problems. For now it appears that process, for those not having enhanced permissions, will be by filing a duplicate report.