On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 10:13:59AM +1000, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 09:23:50AM +0100, Martin Kosek wrote:
> > On 11/24/2014 08:39 AM, Fraser Tweedale wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > > 
> > > The precise meaning and usage of the "Needs UI design" field in Trac
> > > is not clear to me.  It has five values:
> > > 
> > > - <blank>
> > > - Not needed
> > > - Review
> > > - Consult
> > > - Design
> > > 
> > > What is the purpose of this field and the meanings of the different
> > > values?  And a more general question: is there a resource anywhere
> > > that explains the various fields in the FreeIPA Trac?
> > 
> > Hi Fraser,
> > 
> > The addition Trac ticket metadata are usually added quite organically, as 
> > they
> > are needed. I am not aware of a page that would describe them. If the field 
> > is
> > not clear just from the description, it means it is possibly badly designed 
> > :-)
> > 
> > Needs UI design in particular was used to select tickets that needs, well, 
> > UI
> > review from UX specialist.
> > 
> > But given it is not used on a frequent basis
> > (https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/query?uxd=!&uxd=!Not+needed&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&order=priority&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component)
> > I would personally just remove it and use keyword for this one time usage 
> > (like
> > "ux-required") to make tickets smaller.
> > 
> > HTH,
> > Martin
> 
> Thanks Martin, that does help.
> 
> I'll not remove the field just now but I will make a page on the
> wiki about this.  There we can codify semantics of fields and common
> tags, and indicate fields that are candidates for removal.

I made a page on the Trac wiki for documenting these things:
https://fedorahosted.org/freeipa/wiki/TicketFields.  It is also
linked on the front page of the Trac.

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