[tdwg-content] issue tracker?

John R. WIECZOREK tuco at berkeley.edu
Thu May 14 22:25:41 CEST 2009

Dear all,

I have surfaced for a few hours, only to head back into the puna
before the water freezes solid. I can only address the most important
issues right now and I will take the rest of them back with me into
the field to work on over the next few days (it doesn't freeze inside
the pickup if there is a warm body and a running laptop in there).

I think it best that the Issue Tracker is great for public review from
the perspective of the Darwin Core Working Group. Having everything
there to organize and "track" is exactly what that is for. I have
updated the code site "Home" page http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/
to be more explicit about the location and use of the Issue Tracker. I
think that is a better place for specific issues about the documents
than the tdwg-content list. I think the tdwg-content list is the best
place for more philosophical discussions (non-decisive ramblings) that
don't point out specific errors or make specific requests. Once the
philosophical discussions result in action items, that's when they
should go into the issue tracker.

What I don't know, and would very much appreciate someone new to try,
is to see what submitting public review commentary would be like. It's
all too natural to me at this point to have an realistic perspective
for new contributors, which almost everyone will be.  Also, this is
the kind of thing I for which I would have to be connected to the
internet to properly visualize from other possible perspectives. I
won'thave that luxuryfor another week or so.

As I said, I embellished the darwincore Project Home page with respect
to the issue tracker. Non-owners and non-project-members will be able
to use one of two currently existing issue templates - Report Error
(the default) and New Term. These templates can be changed to be more
helpful, more can be added if necessary. Anyone with a few spare
minutes could give these a try and let us know how it can be made more
clear. Don't be afraid to submit a false issue, just note them as such
in the summary and/or description. Then, when you have a suggestion,
submit it for real as an issue!



On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Gail Kampmeier <gkamp at illinois.edu> wrote:
> Regarding the message sent last night on using this list for the
> public review, I have now run into another prospective method on
> http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/ --the "Issue Tracker" but it has
> no link... where is this?  Is this it
> http://code.google.com/p/darwincore/issues/list ?  Is it suitable for
> public review or should this be more internal to your working group?
> Would you rather I be using something other than this list to post
> questions?  I know John is in the field, but please someone else jump
> in if you can help.  I am hoping to send this to the Exec once I
> finish going through it myself.
> Thanks!
> Gail
> Review Manager, DwC
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