Thanks for the ideas. We do something similar to this at the moment,
however we would like to see it automated as it is difficult to get a
team of 40 developers to consistently follow a manual process. The more
transparent we can make the process the better because when people get a
bit slack and skip the steps you outline it kind of snowballs across the
whole team and we are left with no obsolete feature. It is actually a
rare site to see someone change the state to committed!
It would be good to see a drop-down list containing the available
topics in the "Create new topic" page or a new column in the topic list
pages containing a "Create replacement topic" or something similar.
Is this functionality easy to add to codestriker or would it take a
fair amount of work?
On Wed, 2004-10-13 at 09:16, David Sitsky wrote:
> > I submitted a feature request some months ago regarding a new state such
> > as "obsolete" be added to codestriker. This could then be used when a
> > follow-up review is posted to indicate that it makes a previous one
> > obsolete. The view of a review would also contain a link to all reviews
> > made obsolete by this one and all reviews that make this one obsolete.
> > Has this idea been considered? Is it of interest to anyone else?
> Hi Craig,
> With the latest release of Codestriker, you can get pretty close to what
> you want I believe. When a topic is moved into state "closed" (or
> "committed") the topic effectively becomes read-only.
> In your situation, if you want to "obsolete" a topic, I would do the
> * Go to the topic properties page, and do the following:
> - Change to state "closed".
> - Prepend "OBSOLETE: " to the existing topic title.
> - Append the URL of the new Codestriker topic which replaces it into the
> topic description.
> When creating a new topic, you can also add the URL of the topic it
> obsoletes into the description. That way, you have your links, and it
> will be very clear to the reviewers when a topic has become obsolete.
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