When assigning issues in JIRA, I can't edit my own issues
and I can't preview them either
. This is an annoyance as I would like to be able to - at the very least - re-edit my issues and close them if they have been updated in a newer release and no-one got around to closing them.
On IRC, pscott mentioned that the current privilege system in JIRA is in need of an overhaul and has been so for quite a while. While I understand that completely new contributors (as in 'untrusted' or 'unknown quantities') shouldn't be allowed to wreak havoc in JIRA, it would be nice to have some sort of escalation of three or four tiers like for instance user->contributor->developer->project leader/admin group setup..
- Users would be allowed to do what they do now AND edit their own bugs.
- Contributors (QA-people?) would be people that are known and are trusted not to be malicious, but are not necessarily developers. They could have additional permission to allow them to do janitor work in JIRA.
- Developers would be able to do most things (I don't know what this might entail).
- Project Leaders / Admins would of course be able to do everything.