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Re: we don't have a bugzilla

From: Chris Browne <cbbrowne(at)acm(dot)org>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: we don't have a bugzilla
Date: 2008-04-28 15:55:18
Message-ID: 60abje6kk9.fsf@dba2.int.libertyrms.com (view raw or flat)
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andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net (Andrew Dunstan) writes:
> Raphaël Jacquot wrote:
>> would seem like a good idea, no ?
>>
>> http://www.murrayc.com/blog/permalink/2008/04/25/postgresql-has-no-bugzilla/
>
> Before you come trolling on this (or any other) subject, please read
> the voluminous debates that have taken place about it. Apparently you
> think it's something we have never considered, which in light of the
> product we maintain would be more than remarkable.
>
> Having done that, please endeavour to make an actual contribution to
> the discussion.

This seems more than a tad unfair.

Yes, it is certainly fair to observe that there have been voluminous
debates.  But it will take a whole lot of "trolling around" in the
archives to figure out the shape of the *conclusions* of those
debates.

Seeming relevant conclusions:

- Yes, there probably ought to be some sort of structured bug tracker.

- HOWEVER, there are many who prefer to use email for their work, as
  opposed to being forced into some sort of "webby thing."

- That being said, experimentation is taking place for the
  "commitfests" with using a wiki to track statuses of patches and
  discussions.

- It is hoped that out of this experimentation, patterns surrounding
  what is *truly* needful to structure will emerge.  There is reason
  to be hopeful about this, as the wiki-based process has been showing
  some useful structures to impose already.
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