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Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Mailing Lists <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project
Date: 2011-05-31 08:10:48
Message-ID: 1306829448.6396.5.camel@fsopti579.F-Secure.com (view raw or flat)
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On mån, 2011-05-30 at 20:16 -0400, Christopher Browne wrote:
> My suspicion is that RT may be rather a lot heavier weight in terms of
> how it would have to affect process than people would be happy with.
> 
> 
> What has been pretty clearly expressed is that various of the
> developers prefer for the mailing lists and archives thereof to be the
> primary data source and the "venue" for bug discussions.
> 
> RT, and Bugzilla, and pretty well the bulk of the issue trackers out
> there are designed to themselves be the "venue" for discussions, and
> that's not consistent with the preference for email discussions.

> I'd be more optimistic that debbugs, or an adaption thereof, might
> more nearly fit into the workflow. 

Any bug tracker that has an adequate email interface will be isomorphic
in terms of how intrusive it is.

So I think your argument above is merely a reflection of how people have
traditionally used these systems, not how they have to be used.


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