Previous email to the dev list on the subject:
date 26 August 2011 18:20
subject JIRA clean up for Java components
We have an enormous amount of outstanding JIRAs, with around 700 open,
and close to 400 of these are for the Java client and broker. Many of
these issues will have been fixed and the JIRA just not updated
(duplicated?), many will no longer be relevant at all due to years of
subsequent change, and many could be valid but will never be fixed.
Regardless, having so many outstanding issues makes it hard to
actually keep JIRA in check and know what the important issues to look
at are, or what work is being done in general. We need to seriously
tidy things up and then keep it tidy going forward.
To that end, Rob Godfrey and I have both looked through the entire
list of outstanding issues for the Java client and broker and picked
out some issues we thought should be retained, leaving some 260 issues
remaining as things that either appeared to be resolved already or
should just be closed because it is probable no one will ever look at
them again. You can find the reduced list at: <see attachments>
We intend to close these JIRAs out at the end of next week, marking
them with a new fix-for or tag that will allow them to be found in
future and restored if need be. I would ask that people look at the
list and suggest if there is anything you think ought to be retained
in its current state instead.