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Re: A Hurd release


From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: A Hurd release
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 23:12:05 +0100
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At Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:05:47 +0100,
Alfred M Szmidt wrote:
> All I am asking is to be able to send bug reports via mail into the
> database, not for the perfect bug tracking system.

It is a reasonable feature to want, but primarily for the user, not
for the developers.

As much as I hate to register, log in and go through some extra loops
to report bugs in other people packages, I think that the issue is
quite different for a group of developers and the package they work on.

> Being forced to log into the tracker to just respond to a bug report
> is not acceptable to me, I have better things to do.  In either case,
> I will just refuse to use it, sorry, but Savannah would be far better
> of with a decent bug tracker and there is a plethora of them that are
> quite decent (GNATS comes to mind).

Your experience with GNATS seems to be different from mine.  But it is
quite irrelevant.  Even if the savannah bug tracking system would be
the worst out there I would ask you to cooperate in using it, or at
least not to flat out refuse it just because you are mildly
inconvenienced by it.  If you exclude yourself from this resource we
all lose.

Thanks,
Marcus





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