[hibernate-dev] Jira notifications

Steve Ebersole steve at hibernate.org
Mon Mar 25 10:45:55 EDT 2013

The one reason I am leery of relying solely on autowatch (and dropping 
participants) is that I am pretty sure that autowatch is not 
retro-active.  Meaning if you have commented on a issue and have been 
receiving continuing notifications there is a danger you will no longer 
get notifications.  Unless you are also a watcher.

On 03/25/2013 07:28 AM, Steve Ebersole wrote:
> The field collects "participants" (creator, assignee, commenters). 
> There is then a rule in the notification scheme which says that all 
> participants should get notified.
> Autowatch is a little different than.  Autowatch says to add a person 
> to the issue's watcher list when they comment on an issue. From there, 
> they are treated just as if they had manually clicked on watch 
> themselves in the UI.  Users can choose to enable/disable autowatch as 
> part of their profile (enabled by default).  All in all its a better 
> way to do what we used participants for, imo.
> I am trying to figure out the "testcase reminder" field...
> On Mon 25 Mar 2013 06:41:52 AM CDT, Hardy Ferentschik wrote:
>> On 24 Jan 2013, at 8:25 PM, Steve Ebersole <steve at hibernate.org> wrote:
>>> I am looking into the problem of hibernate-issues no longer getting 
>>> Jira
>>> notifications.  One possible reason is the use of the custom
>>> "Participants" field in our notification scheme.  I am wondering if we
>>> ought to remove that rule from the notification scheme. Atlassian have
>>> added an "autowatch" field that kind of does the same thing.
>> What does this custom field do exactly?
>> I assume the autowatch setting is unrelated to getting initial 
>> notifications for created issues.
>> This is just about getting further notifications once you edit an 
>> issue or explicitly click the
>> watch link, right? If this is the case autowatch works for me.
>> On a different note, we have this "Bug Testcase Reminder" field which 
>> used to render
>> some HTML. However, that is broken now and the actual html is 
>> displayed. How can we
>> change that? Either enable HTML rendering on the field again or use 
>> plain text.
>> --Hardy

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