Does anyone know what "soak" and "slush" refers to?

In the bug workflow on j.a.c there is a state "Soaking". Does anyone have any docco on what this means? I'd guess it means that the fix is in the source, and other devs have pulled it, and is deployed to internal dog-fooding instances. If so I'd quite like to reuse this idea internally.

Similarly, there is a label "Slush". When is this used? Although I could infer what it means I think, would be great to hear it from an Atlassian.

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Hi Jamie,

You may find the definitions below:

'Awaiting soak means that the changes are ready to be bundled into a release and shipped to customers, but that release has not been made yet.

Soaking means we are in the process of deploying this fix to customers. What this effectively means is that we have cut a release with this fix and that release is in the sandbox but not yet available to customers. This typically corresponds to the soak time on JAC/QA-JAC.'

The slush label refers to bugs that are relatively easy to fix ( < 0.5-1d to develop a fix).

I hope this information helps.



Do you tumble dry before you deploy?

What about thorough QA Testing? Is this implemented in the "soaking" state as well?


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