bug tracker discussion

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 20 18:38:00 GMT 2010

On Aug 20 14:31, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 11:22:46AM -0700, David Rothenberger wrote:
> >On 8/20/2010 11:01 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>Can I get a show of hands?  How many package maintainers would like to
> >>have a bug tracker?
> >
> >-0 (Not in favor, but I'll monitor it if it's implemented.)
> >
> >We're still going to have to monitor the mailing list, so this just
> >adds burden AFAICT.  Does anyone really think we'll get fewer duplicate
> >reports or better reports with a bug tracker?  I don't.  I expect it'll
> >either not get used or get so full of cruft that it'll become unusable.
> I agree with you 100% I personally think it's going to be a maintenance
> burden for me personally.  If this is going to be useful, someone has to
> monitor it and keep it clean.  And we'll have people clamoring for
> accounts.  And people claiming that they can't get in.
> And, I'll see all of the same non-problems in the bug reports that we
> see in the list except when I close something as WONTFIX it will be
> reopened by some cranky user.  That's just more stomach acid for me.
> However, if we can get someone to take on some of this burden, I'm
> willing to do what's necessary to tweak bugzilla.  I don't want to stand
> in the way of "progress" if we everyone thinks this is a good idea.
> I respect the opinions of the maintainers here because they have
> demonstrated that they know what they are doing.  I don't automatically
> give credence to random internet voices because they stress their points
> in insulting or forceful ways, no matter how much they want to be seen
> as experts.  So, if a majority of maintainers think this is a good idea
> I'm much more likely to be convinced.
> (I don't speak for Corinna here, of course)

You do, you just didn't know it.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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