Strategic features (was Slashdot article)

Christopher Hicks chicks at
Sun Dec 12 20:14:12 UTC 2004

On Sun, 12 Dec 2004, Vlad Dascalu wrote:
> That's elementary. The list includes my personal selection of features that I 
> nominated as strategic. Doesn't mean that you have to agree with me or 
> something like that.

But getting some official agreement on which features are strategic and 
which aren't would be nice.

>> Also, "the competition" is a very nebulous concept. Do you mean Scarab? 
>> Mantis? JIRA? RT? All of the above? I doubt they all have all of the 
>> features you list.
> JIRA mainly, since that seems to be number #2, on a tie with Mantis 
> eventually.

JIRA is our big visible competition.  Trac is our stealthy more 
significant competition.

>> For example, I certainly don't think we want the same feature set as RT, 
>> which occupies a different niche in the ecosystem.
> I don't think any of the features I mentioned places us in a different 
> ecosystem compared to the current one. Most of those are valid features for 
> an enterprise level bug tracking system.



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