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Re: bugs - lets call an exterminator!

From: Oleg Bartunov <oleg(at)sai(dot)msu(dot)su>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com>, <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: bugs - lets call an exterminator!
Date: 2001-08-22 12:01:40
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I think it'd be not so difficult to extend our mailware
( to handle bug-list. Actually,
mailware has much more features, it's already has search/read,
track features. Adding post is trivial. Developers (who actually
fix a bugs) usually read mailing lists and reply's to BUG, which
should be automatically go to corresponding bug-thread.

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, Tom Lane wrote:

> Vince Vielhaber <vev(at)michvhf(dot)com> writes:
> > Needs
> > easy reporting of bugs - sent to bugs list
> > easy lookup of previous bugs
> > summary of fix or workaround
> > detail of fix or work around
> > little to no intervention of
> >   developers
> > ability of developer to add
> >   comments
> > That should sum it up.
> Check.
> > We've had a couple of volunteers to keep the database up to date.
> > Is it enough?  I dunno, if I were to guess I'd have to look at
> > previous experience and say probably not.
> AFAIR, we had *zero* people paying any attention to the state of the
> bug database up to now.  A couple of people ought to make a big
> difference.
> > Is implementing yet another bugtool going to be the solution?
> > Probably not.  Do I want to go for number six?  No.
> If you're the man maintaining it then I'm certainly not going to tell
> you how to do your job.  OTOH --- it does seem like a lot of people
> like Bugzilla.  Might be worth at least a cursory look.
> > Here's what I propose.
> > The current tool has a form - we keep it.
> > The current tool mails to the bugs list - we keep it.
> Those are both fine.  How do we get feedback in the other direction,
> ie mailing lists to bug database?  That's the $64 question in my mind
> at the moment.
> 			regards, tom lane
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Oleg Bartunov, sci.researcher, hostmaster of AstroNet,
Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow University (Russia)
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