J2EE - what, if anything, does it mean to Bugzilla??

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Thu Dec 4 20:18:36 UTC 2003

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Jason Pyeron wrote:

> I tend to think of Bugzilla as a design, not the Perl code. So when
> someone asks for Bugzilla on there app server which only runs 'Java'
> applications, they DO STILL want Bugzilla.

Most people I know want bugzilla because it is the only system that has
proven to be able to scale well and has adequate functionality for most
people to keep their projects from getting too far out of hand.  Part of
the reason that bugzilla's design is able to accomplish this is because it
is in Perl.  J2EE makes different assumptions about the world.  J2EE is
like a big heavy cinderblock foundation.  It's wonderful for building a
traditional house on with lots of different hands in the pie and so on.  
But there are some places where a big cinderblock foundation just doesn't
fit - my server farm for one.  There are people that need Bugzilla that
don't live in the world of legions of worker bees.  For people like us,
Bugzilla being in Perl is important for deployment or development.

> there is no guarantee that here will be same caliber/quantity of
> resources for an other language. this means that expected quality may
> falter, hence we the customers would be very dissatisfied.


> that said it is further inappropriate to ignore more resources and large
> client base (maybe larger?, at least more money)

If there's that much money to made somebody will eventually risk it and
see if it goes anywhere.


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