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Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, Christopher Browne <cbbrowne(at)gmail(dot)com>, PostgreSQL Mailing Lists <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project
Date: 2011-05-31 13:07:50
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On 05/31/2011 04:01 AM, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On mån, 2011-05-30 at 22:43 -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> One of the conclusions the study group came to was that there should
>> be good integration between the tracker system and the SCM. That was
>> in the days before distributed SCMs were common, and in a commercial
>> context, so I'm not sure how well our reasoning would stand up for the
>> current context, but I see it's been mentioned elsewhere and I think
>> it's a significant consideration, at least.
> What kind of functionality would (good) SCM integration provide?

Well, the most obvious one is that when a commit (or merge or push) is 
made  that fixes a bug, the bug is annotated and its status updated. I 
know I've wasted plenty of time in the past first hunting for bugs and 
then hunting for the fixes, which aren't always clear from the commit 

In a more centralized system you can also have fairly tightly integrated 
workflow (e.g. you can have the tracker open a branch when a bug is 
assigned, and you can prevent one being created without an issue being 
assigned) but that doesn't seem like such a good fit for us, nor for 
anyone using a distributed system like git. You could also argue that 
it's a bad thing for commercial organizations, but that's a debate for 
another place. The reason we wanted such a thing is that we were 
spending significant time managing the workflow issues, and doing tidy up.



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