Most of you know about the various problems we have with the tracker and
the way we use it for collaborating with our community. The biggest problem
with bug and feature requests is that they get posted to the tracker without
being discussed beforehand which often leads to poorly formulated, impossible
to plan, hard to follow, etc issues. Given the size of the community and
the amount of features in the product, this becomes a very hard task to maintain
in real time (which is the real value of the tracker actually).
We have the following idea: we restrict the write access to the tracker to
a limited amount of EAP'ers. This team of people is elected by the EAP community.
These people will be able to submit/modify issues in the tracker and help
us do the work for maintaining the tracker in the state of order. We will
create two discussion forums dedicated to bugs and features where all those
should be posted, discussed, refined and made up as useful requests that
are possible to use for planning and implementing features and fixing bugs.
And of course, this does not concern exceptions, they will get submitted
by anyone as before.
Therefore, if you are willing to help and would like to be the one with the
write access, please send your name to Max Shafirov at max (at) jetbrains.com.
We will make up a list of all submitted names and create a poll for all
of you to vote on those 10-15 people who will make up this team.
We hope you understand, let us know if you have any other questions.
"Develop with pleasure!"