bug tracker discussion

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 20 18:32:00 GMT 2010

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 02:24:31PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 08:11:31PM +0200, Reini Urban wrote:
>>2010/8/20 Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com>:
>>> Can I get a show of hands? ?How many package maintainers would like to
>>> have a bug tracker?
>>Yes, it's a lot more work for all parties, the server maintainer,
>>the package maintainer and the user. And I believe it will suffer
>>from the same problems as the almost unusable perl core tracker
>>- everybody uses the mailing list for serious bugs.
>>But at least it's an access point for other types of users, and
>>maybe we'll get patches also.
>>setup.exe got a lot of patches this way.
>I just read the bugzilla entries for bugzilla.  I'm wondering why the then
>maintainer thought it was necessary to add patches to bugzilla.  That's
>pretty nonstandard.

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