Re: Linux 2.6.21
From: Matthias Andree
Date: Mon Apr 30 2007 - 03:34:26 EST
On Sun, 29 Apr 2007, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> What works is somebody who is a bugmaster, and it doesn't really matter
> *what* bug tracker he points to (bugzilla being one of the possibilities,
> although not necessarily the best, and absolutely NOT the only choice),
> and turn them into emails. Once they are emails, bugzilla can track them.
While I'm not reading this entire thread for lack of time:
This looks exactly like the kind of bug tracking that Timo Sirainen of
Dovecot fame concocted and talked about on the dovecot-users list,
| Dovecot BTS
|The preferred way to report bugs is to send them to dovecot-bugs at
|dovecot.org. The only thing it does is prefix the subject line with [BUG
|#nnn] and forward it to dovecot at dovecot.org.
|Now everyone can reply to it just as it was a normal mailing list mail.
|As long the subject contains the "[BUG #nnn]" prefix, it's part of the
|Existing mailing list threads can also be turned into bugs by replying
|to the thread's root message with To: dovecot-bugs at dovecot.org. This
|again causes the new reply to contain [BUG #nnn] prefix.
|Then comes the web part. [...]" -- quoting Timo Sirainen
Perhaps it's a stripped-down sibling of the Debian BTS without itself
knowing :-) anyways, it's E-Mail centric, low ceremony, devised from the
currently implemented workflow.
I haven't followed its details, portability, shape, state or anything,
but the requirements appear very similar to Linus's -- at least to me
with entirely outside view (I've never used kernel bugzilla), so it
might be a starting point, conceptionally or with some luck even
(Yes I know it's going to be tough to obtain all the precioussssssss
bugssssssssssss from bugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzilla but anyways, if nobody likes
to use it, something will be done and if only neglect...)
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