Feedback from FOSDEM

Bradley Baetz bbaetz at
Wed Feb 12 09:24:22 UTC 2003

On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 08:46:38AM +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
> A guy from Debian said "I saw all that stuff that Bugzilla does, and 
> thought 'We need all of that.' But there's no hope of Debian converting 
> without a decent email interface." I said that in order to have one 
> which is maintained, we need an organisation which is using it regularly 
> :-) But there might be scope here to expand our empire.

Daniel Berlin apparently has something which parses gnats mail. I don't
know how 'nice' the gnats api is, though, so it may not be appropriate
for our needs. Its also possible to do a lot more in bugzilla than it is
in gnats (or debbugs). OTOH, if debian developers can do what they
currently do via mail, then they can use the web inerface for other

There are also authentication issues to worry about. My auth rewrite has
some vague infrastructure to allow gpg signed authentication, but thats
a long way off.


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