This is a place for us to discuss what we're aiming to do this month.
For myself, I propose:
Michael, would you be able to do a pass through any of the recently-filed issues and see which ones we can close immediately?
I'd like to set higher targets for the number of issues we deal with, something like 12 to 15 per month. I'm not counting issues that can be closed right away. So that's 12 to 15 issues that are dealt with through discussion, coding, reviewing, and merging.
To start, I'd like to have some discussion on #483 and #484. I added more details on the why and how for both of those and hope that we can discuss it like that before you have to look at any code.
I'll look through the list and pick another three that I think we can work on this month.
I think a good engineering debt to address is using JsHint. In general, I'm happy with the styles used in Knockout, although some are different from the styles I use in my work projects (skipping curly braces, for example).
Here are three issues that I think we can get to this month (all minor impact): #397, #205, #119.
I can go through the recent issues in the next couple days. I'll update here when I'm done.
OK, thanks for the suggestions. I'll consider myself committed to doing the ones I listed in the original post, and will look at the others you've mentioned if capacity permits. In particular, the minor impact ones should be easy to resolve quickly.
I closed 11 of the recent issues and labeled them with 'not-a-bug', 'declined', or 'duplicate'. I also added 4 new issues for version 2.2 and marked those also with 'steve-to-review'.
Any issues that are still labeled 'Needs Review' are ones that I didn't feel I could make a decision on or that simply didn't seem urgent to decide right away.
Update to help with tracking:
Thanks for taking care of #397, #205, #119; I've merged your implementations for each and closed them.