What are bugs? Are bugs really work items?
micklweiss at gmx.net
Sun Oct 10 01:26:15 UTC 2004
Christopher Hicks wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Oct 2004, Mick Weiss wrote:
>> Christopher Hicks wrote:
>>> I understand that. I respect the motivations than went into that
>>> choice. But when other projects are being written that do bug, task,
>>> wiki and version tracking in a seemlessly integrated way bugzilla
>>> runs the risk of being relegated to the also-rans. I personally
>>> think that would be tragic and I'd rather get teeth extracted than
>>> run PHP or Python for my daily work.
>> I resent that. I'm a PHP programmer :-P
> Feel free to program in PHP if you like. I think you're making a
> mistake for various OT reasons, but I've posted about this enough to
> thoroughly tork Rasmus on a few occassions so it shouldn't too hard to
> find. If you want to discuss this with me off list, send me a direct
> note. Try Apache::ASP though. It's my nicorette for PHP addicts.
It was a joke, leave it alone.
>> Chris, if you feel so inclined - fork this project (or create "module"
>> addons - that could just be diffs). The whole thing could be a perl
>> wrapper around "patch". And I think that you could feel free to post
>> those to this list.
> I'm trying very hard to avoid forking anything. I'd like to include
> some patches (like custom fields) that haven't gotten much exposure and
> that have had people begging for it for years, but I'm prepared to deal
> with whatever the migration issues are when the bugzilla core folks
> sanctify a custom fields patch of their own.
>> I haven't been annoyed myself (I found it rather intriguing even
>> though I wouldn't use it).
> Given that the target audience for this thread has been utterly silent
> on the prime topic of the thread I'm guessing I've annoyed some folks
> beyond caring about what I'm saying.
>> Why not open a project on sf.net bugzilla-task-management or something.
If you want to use svn just try using BerliOS (http://www.berlios.de/).
What your looking to do has already been done and it is quite popular.
> I've played with running a sourceforge project and it was severely
> lacking. For one thing, I want to use svn instead of cvs. But when you
> get right down to it a lot of what I'm looking at doing is creating
> something that's going to compete with sourceforge. And I fully intend
> to eat my own dogfood throughout this process. I have servers. I have
> bandwidth. I just want some better tools to deal with an increasingly
> workload. Bugzilla runs my life in some senses and I'd like to spend
> less time on overhead and more time on doing what people are asking for.
>> I'm sure you could find people interested in this.
> There are a couple so far. Previous times this topic has come up there
> was no interest whatsoever, so two folks is sounding much better than
> squeezing out all the time myself.
>> Hell, I'd even volunteer to set this up and help develop something
>> like this (even though I probably wouldn't use it). Send me a message
>> about who is interested.
> We're setting up a mailing list next, and then a wiki, and soon after a
> dedicated server for folks that want to work on the project. I haven't
> asked anyone who's privately emailed me if sharing their names is OK, so
> I'm going to leave that to them in their own good time.
>> I'm sure Dave would be willing to even link to the project from
>> www.bugzilla.org if it actually becomes usable.
> I'd love to get it to the point that it would be a relevant question.
>> Hell, it could even be something more general like: bugzilla-addons
>> with un-approved addons for bugzilla (addons that don't follow the
>> design goals of bugzilla).
> That's the gist of the idea.
Sounds good. Go for it.
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>> Just my 2 cents.
> Thanks for responding.
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