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Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project

From: Joe Abbate <jma(at)freedomcircle(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Stefan Kaltenbrunner <stefan(at)kaltenbrunner(dot)cc>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Kim Bisgaard <kim+pg(at)alleroedderne(dot)adsl(dot)dk>, Greg Stark <gsstark(at)mit(dot)edu>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Getting a bug tracker for the Postgres project
Date: 2011-05-31 14:43:07
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On 05/31/2011 04:36 AM, Magnus Hagander wrote:
> So in order to start a brand new bikeshed to paint on, have we even
> considered a very trivial workflow like letting the bugtracker
> actually *only* track our existing lists and archives. That would
> mean:
> * Mailing lists are *primary*, and the mailing list archives are
> *primary* (yes, this probably requires a fix to the archives, but that
> really is a different issue)
> * New bugs are added by simply saying "this messageid represents a
> thread that has this bug in it", and all the actual contents are
> pulled from the archives
> * On top of this, the bug just tracks metadata - such as open/closed
> more or less. It does *not* track the actual contents at all.
> * Bugs registered through the bugs form would of course automatically
> add such a messageid into the tracker.

I have a web crawler for a website I maintain that I could modify to
crawl through the archives of -bugs, say from 5 Dec 2003 where the first
bug with the new format appears, and capture the structured data
(reference, logged by, email address, PG version, OS, description, and
message URL) into a table, for every message whose subject starts with
"BUG #", and capture each message URL for any message that has "BUG #"
somewhere in the subject, in a second table.

I presume the tables could be used even if it's decided to go with
something like RT or BZ, but before I spend a couple of hours on this
I'd like see some ayes or nays.  Useful or not?


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