adrian at xemacs.org
Wed Aug 29 03:29:20 EDT 2007
Hans de Graaff <graaff at gentoo.org> writes:
> On Tue, 2007-08-28 at 00:09 -0700, SL Baur wrote:
>> I worked with Bugzilla some when I was Turbolinux and didn't like it.
> Could you be more specific about what you didn't like? That would be
> helpful to get requirements right by knowing what's important to focus
>> Well, Linus did it, but git maybe was his day job. Before you pull another
>> stupid Steve (who chose CVS way back when it was the lesser of all evils,
>> and GNATS because he was just plain stupid) please refine the
>> requirements I've already posted. Absolutely one of the ingredients of git
>> was the fact that Linus already knew what he wanted before he started.
> Sure, but there is a huge difference between gathering requirements to
> pick an existing product and writing specifications for a new product.
> The latter is much more work and not very easy to do with just a mailing
> list around. I'm also noticing some strong opinions with respect to this
> topic which means that it won't be simply a matter of collecting some
> preferences wrt bug tracking, as I'm sure there will be opposing views
> which will complicate things and require discussion to work out
> I'm sorry, but I'm simply not up for that job and the level of work it
> requires. I agree that there seems to be an opportunity for a better
> tool here, and if you want to go for it that would be great, but I'm
> afraid I'm not going to help. If that means that we'll make a poor
> choice then so be it: I think it is better to have a poor bug tracker
> with good bug wrangling rather than a great bug tracker that will take a
> lot of time to materialize.
> My goal with sending the original email was to get a decent bug tracker
> going within a month or so that would help xemacs development along. If
> it's going to take longer than that to have something working then I'll
> probably drop the whole thing anyway.
That's a good realistic goal, Hans.
Can we all agree that we are not going to re-invent the wheel on this?
Let's table the few candidates out there.
So far we have:
What other products should be considered?
Then let's pick the best fit overall and help Hans to get this set up.
> Kind regards,
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