Depended on by vs. Parent

What is the difference between “depended on by” vs. parent?

Thanks,

-Tim

Flynn, Timothy J wrote:

What is the difference between “depended on by” vs. parent?

Thanks,

-Tim

I’m sure this is open to interpretation…

To me, “depends” / “depended on by” indicate separate tasks that must be
performed in sequence. I.e. I have to finish the one task before the
other task can start.

And “parent” / “child” indicate composition of tasks. I.e. the child
task is “part” of the parent. I say I have to finish the one task
before the other task can finish.

My 2cents.
Jason

At Tuesday 4/3/2007 03:08 PM, Jason Long wrote:

Flynn, Timothy J wrote:

What is the difference between “depended on by” vs. parent?

Thanks,

-Tim

I’m sure this is open to interpretation…

To me, “depends” / “depended on by” indicate separate tasks that
must be performed in sequence. I.e. I have to finish the one task
before the other task can start.

And “parent” / “child” indicate composition of tasks. I.e. the child
task is “part” of the parent. I say I have to finish the one task
before the other task can finish.

My 2cents.
Jason

I believe RT enforces the “depends on” relationship - you can’t
resolve a ticket until its dependent ticks are resolved. I don’t
think there’s any such enforcement for parent/child relationships. At
least I think that’s the right way round.

Steve

Stephen Turner wrote:

At Tuesday 4/3/2007 03:08 PM, Jason Long wrote:

Flynn, Timothy J wrote:

What is the difference between “depended on by” vs. parent?

Thanks,

-Tim

I’m sure this is open to interpretation…

To me, “depends” / “depended on by” indicate separate tasks that must
be performed in sequence. I.e. I have to finish the one task before
the other task can start.

And “parent” / “child” indicate composition of tasks. I.e. the child
task is “part” of the parent. I say I have to finish the one task
before the other task can finish.

My 2cents.
Jason

I believe RT enforces the “depends on” relationship - you can’t
resolve a ticket until its dependent ticks are resolved. I don’t think
there’s any such enforcement for parent/child relationships. At least
I think that’s the right way round.

Steve
Children can outlive their parents, but you can’t finish something
before you finish the things it depends on.

Jeff