[CF-metadata] Discussion of technical CF issues as GitHub issues?

Jonathan Gregory j.m.gregory at reading.ac.uk
Mon Feb 27 11:08:10 MST 2017

Dear Rich

We have the trac system for this reason - so that the discussion can be
followed through a single thread. That works well, I think. The discussion
about the charset proposal could move to trac.

With some technical effort, the trac system was set up so that all ticket
updates are sent to everyone on the CF email list. I believe this is an
important requirement, since we want the trac discussions to be inclusive, and
people won't join in if they don't know they're going on. Can that be arranged
with GitHub? What advantages would GitHub offer over trac? I don't think we
should have any more channels for discussion; we could agree to replace trac
with GitHub, but it wouldn't be a good idea to maintain both at once.

Tanya Reshel at PCMDI is currently working on implementing the agreed trac
tickets into 1.7. I'm glad to say we should have a new version soon!

Best wishes


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> Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:51:14 -0500
> From: "Signell, Richard" <rsignell at usgs.gov>
> To: CF metadata <cf-metadata at cgd.ucar.edu>
> Subject: [CF-metadata] Discussion of technical CF issues as GitHub issues?
> I was trying to catch up on "Pre-proposal for charset" conversation
> and found it extremely challenging  to ferret out the technical thread
> of discussion from the numerous email threads, further obfuscated due
> to mishmash of  top posting, in line postings and quoted previous
> emails.
> I couldn't help but imagine how much cleaner and easier to follow this
> would have been as a GitHub issue.
> Does anyone else feel this way?
> Maybe we could just add a "CF-1" repo on
> https://github.com/cf-convention and encourage folks to raise issues
> there?
> Issues raised there could also be announced to the CF mailing list as
> well, allowing those who wish to participate in the discussion to do
> so and preventing the general list being bombarded with extensive
> discussion they do not wish to participate in.
> Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Rich
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