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Re: Link to bug webpage

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: Lamar Owen <lamar(dot)owen(at)wgcr(dot)org>
Cc: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>, Justin Clift <justin(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Philip Warner <pjw(at)rhyme(dot)com(dot)au>, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Link to bug webpage
Date: 2001-08-21 15:59:38
Message-ID: Pine.BSF.4.30.0108211155590.47108-100000@paprika.michvhf.com (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Lamar Owen wrote:

> On Tuesday 21 August 2001 11:11, Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > OK, what value does a bug database have over a TODO list?
>
> The TODO list isn't just a list of bugs that need fixing.
>
> A bug database is just that -- a list of bugs in existing features.  While
> Requests of Enhancements certainly can be accomodated through a bug database,
> that isn't its primary function.
>
> Bugzilla, while clunky for some things, does have some great benefits,
> including the ability to discuss that bug in context; attach patches, logs,
> stack traces, or whatnot; mark the bug's status; assign the bug to someone;
> as well as many other features.
>
> The TODO list as well as the mailing lists, while both great for what they
> do, make it all too easy to loose a bug's context, being that both lists are
> flat-files trying to track relational things. :-)
>
> Red Hat makes mission-critical use of bugzilla running on Oracle. See
> bugzilla.redhat.com.  And ask the Red Hat people on these lists their
> opinions of bugzilla.

What who thinks of what has actually become irrelevant.  The following
is clear:

	o No tool will replace the mailing lists
	o The mailing lists are where discussion will be held
	o Many/most maintainers have no desire to update bug reports

Vince.
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