Significant Enhancements to Bugzilla (WAS Re: [cgiapp] Re: Status of upcoming release?)

Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Fri Sep 24 14:12:20 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-09-23 at 19:02, Christopher Hicks wrote:
> [snip] I want 
> those features without throwing out bugzilla.  So as far as I can tell to 
> get something like this done we need a new project to build a superset of 
> BZ's functionality. [snip]

	I'd also like a lot of those features that you mentioned.

	Of course, I think:

	(1) It's important not to violate the Unix Philosophy. One Tool, One
Use. There are all sorts of good reasons for this philosophy, proven
over many decades. 
	Of course, there's nothing wrong with throwing together a lot of tools
and integrating them well.

	(2) We already can't get enough developers and reviewers just to code
the features that people want in a *bugtracker*. If we 10x the project,
where are we going to get all those developers?
	Perhaps we could get them for a little bit off the initial excitement,
but still, it's important to have people stick around for the long-term
and maintain their code, more than a year.


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