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Re: Re: bugs - lets call an exterminator!

From: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>
To: "Colin 't Hart" <cthart(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Re: bugs - lets call an exterminator!
Date: 2001-08-23 10:18:27
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Colin 't Hart wrote:

> Vince asks:
> > Everybody keeps saying bugzilla.  What EXACTLY will bugzilla do for us
> > that would make me want to learn it and install it?  BTW, the current
> > wheel was invented a year ago 'cuze nothing really fit what we needed.
> The reasons I would choose Bugzilla:
> 1. It's *not* written by us so (in theory) we don't have to waste time
> developing yet another bug tracking solution.

What we have is already developed and refining it isn't a problem.

> 2. It sends email to people involved with a bug whenever the detail
> associated with that bug is modified. This includes the reporter, who
> often will feedback that it now works, at which time the fixer or the
> reporter can mark the bug as fixed.

What we have already does this, but noone was using it.

> 3. It complains when a NEW bug hasn't been looked at for /n/ days --
> this means that any not-a-bug's will be closed, while any that are
> really bugs will be accepted.

This would piss off the developers.

> 4. Good query facilities, if a little complex to use.

Please elaborate.

> 5. I think Bugzilla's concepts of products, components and versions fit
> the way we work.
> I envisage that 'Postgres', 'Interfaces', 'Languages' might be products
> that we would have.
> Within 'Postgres' we would have the various subsystems that make up the
> core.
> Within 'Interfaces' we would have 'JDBC', 'ODBC' etc.
> Within 'Languages' we would have 'PL/pgSQL' etc.

I can see a little benefit to this, but for the most part the same
people that are working on the core pieces of PostgreSQL are also
working on the interfaces and languages.

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