Using CodePlex to host CodePlex

May 22, 2006 at 4:39 PM
I thought the intent was that CodePlex itself was going to be hosted here in this project. It looks however like it's just a placeholder for documentation and forums.

I would suggest it would be a good thing to host the project here. You don't have to make the source code available (as you've said it's not going to be) but it would be nice to a) see our forum posts turned into work items so we know you're doing something other than just reading them and b) see planned relases with the roadmap (which gets generated by work items assigned to releases) so we can see when changes are going to be available.

Seems like a good dogfooding example with the team using the work item feature so we can see progress on the system.
May 24, 2006 at 6:29 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. We have started up the issue tracker and I have moved over all of the bugs and feature suggestions.
May 24, 2006 at 7:27 PM
Hi Jim,

Great to see this so that's a step. I'm assuming you guys are using TFS with CodePlex as you do changes to the system (thus updating the work item to closed once any tests pass).

Will you be adding a release tab (even if you don't release files) so that we can see when changes are planned to be released (along with the work items tagged for that release).

May 24, 2006 at 11:17 PM
We will be closing the issues as we do deployments. My current thought is to make wiki page entires for each deployment and list the work items that are in each deployment.
May 26, 2006 at 2:15 AM
Okay, although wouldn't it be easier to just use the release tab on the project page? That way you can plan a release, assign work items to it, etc. and without having to write anything (except any change notes you might want to) when a new release is done. Less work as the linked work items will be self-documenting for the release.