Draft proposal: JEP 2.0

Per Bothner per at bothner.com
Mon Apr 21 19:08:51 UTC 2014

On 04/21/2014 11:15 AM, Brian Beck wrote:
> Enabling wiki markup for bugs & enhancements caused too much chaos with
> all the legacy data.  We tried to figure out ways to selectively turn it
> off but never succeeded.  Wiki markup is an often requested feature
> however.  Our (Infra team's) thought is to turn it on for any new issue
> type or new field that doesn't have a boat load of legacy data to
> confuse.

It might be possible to possible to turn on Wiki markup *and* at the
same time convert all the existing issues so they render more-or-less
as they did before Wiki markup.  For example wrap each paragraph
in a {noformat}...{noformat} block.

One could use the REST API to do a bulk update.

Of course some experimentation would be needed to find the best
conversion.  The problem is it's hard to know the intent of the
plain text, so something like using {noformat} is probably safest.

[Aside: Using the same delimiter as both the start and end of
multi-line marked block is clearly a pretty bad design blunder,
but that's what JIRA does.]
	--Per Bothner
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