Max Kanat-Alexander mkanat at
Fri Feb 12 21:49:51 UTC 2010

On 02/12/2010 12:31 PM, Gabor Szabo wrote:
> The advantage of the slight reorganization of the layout and the addition of
> Makefile.PL or Build.PL is that then Bugzilla could be packaged to be uploaded
> to CPAN just as any other CPAN distribution and then you would gain the
> various additional features the CPAN ecosystem provides and the mind-share (!)
> of the CPAN authors.

	This is true, but currently all of our pages are separate CGI files, so
it's not like other web apps where there's a single .pl file that runs
under FastCGI and can reasonably installed in /usr/sbin/. Also, all of
our static web files are really static files, not handlers called
through a single point of access. The CPAN modules that I'm familiar
with don't provide any decent way of putting everything into a web
space, and with the current Bugzilla layout, all you have to do is untar
the tarball and you're basically good to go, in terms of layout.

> But you would get the reporting of the CPAN Testers which can be very nice.

	That would be good for sure.

	By the way, Bugzilla Extensions (that will be appearing in 3.6) are
designed in such a way that they can be packaged and distributed on CPAN.

> developers at and on dev-apps-bugzilla at ?

	developers@ was originally a majordomo list. Then we moved to using a
newsgroup with a gateway, but we wanted to keep the primary address as
developers at

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