Thanks for the discussion all. FWIW, I think Trac is OK. We have a massive history there, which is valuable. And you don't need the commit bit to be able to triage tickets.
I don't think moving to another system solves the problem: we'd still have 1400 accepted open tickets, which is too much for a new contributor to take-in. I'm hoping to have a bit more time to think about it over the winter but my thoughts thus far are roughly: * Dashboards, like http://dashboard.djangoproject.com/ are cool and useful. We should expand usage of those. * Filtering by component is an obvious candidate for this. * It's much less scary that way * e.g. you can totally ignore the ORM tickets 🙂 * e.g. There's ONLY (cough) 175 tickets for the admin <https://code.djangoproject.com/query?status=assigned&status=new&component=contrib.admin&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=owner&col=type&col=component&col=version&desc=1&order=id> — that's more addressable. * Better use of "Easy Pickings" and/or a "Not Phenomenally Difficult" flag would give more texture. * Ultimately (whatever system we use) I think having experienced contributors who know a bit of the issue tracker and can flag or point out issues that would be suitable would be effective. * "I'm retired from contributing to Django, but this ticket wouldn't be too difficult, and maybe I could offer a pointer or two to someone who wanted to take it on." I'd like to push on these avenues (and similar) before we take on the massive project of changing systems. (Ultimately I think we'd change system and find ourselves in exactly the same boat.) Kind Regards, Carlton -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Django developers (Contributions to Django itself)" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to django-developers+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/django-developers. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/django-developers/70720581-0166-4d7b-a75d-3dc9242abce6%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.