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
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
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