Trying to reach a conclusion (or perhaps a vote) on this.

Here is a table that sums up my proposal. Basically it means in most cases stop adding master as fixVersion.

Type Committed to fixVersion CHANGES.txt section
Feature master master (9.0) 9.0
Feature master, branch_8x 8.2 8.2
Feature branch_8x 8.2 8.2
Bugfix master master (9.0) none (unreleased bug)
Bugfix master, branch_8x 8.2 8.2
Bugfix master, branch_8x, branch_8_1 8.1.2, 8.2 8.1.2, 8.2
Bugfix branch_8x 8.2 8.2
Bugfix branch_8_1 8.1.2 8.1.2
Bugfix branch_8x, branch_7_7 7.7.3, 8.2 7.7.3, 8.2

In addition to this, we should all wait until commit time with setting fixVersion.

To find branches for a JIRA, you just translate fixVersion to branch, e.g. 8.1.2, 8.2 -> branch_8_1, branch_8x.
For features, if it is unclear whether master has the commit, check gitbot log or git log
For bugfixes, there are cases where the bug does not exist in master at all, and that can be reflected in affectsVersion field.

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Jan Høydahl, search solution architect
Cominvent AS - www.cominvent.com