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Re: Bug tracking

From: Jeff Bailey
Subject: Re: Bug tracking
Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 14:01:50 -0700
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On Mon, Sep 02, 2002 at 04:45:10PM -0400, Alain Magloire wrote:

> > I'm a little distressed that I had missed that security related
> > patch earlier, so here's my proposal on how to cope with this:

> Actually, I did not even see/received any patches concerning
> inetutils except the syslog one(that Sergey took care of).  Was it
> sent to this list?

It was.  It was sitting there marked unread (The subject contains
1.4.0 - I don't have it handy)

> > The FSF has setup some software that we are apparently allowed to
> > use that will take a new incoming email and assign a ticket to it.
> > I'd like to wire bug-inetutils to be attached to that (or a
> > similar system).

> > Then, I'd like to create an inetutils-discuss email list, where
> > our usual chatter and such can go.

> inetutils-* are very low traffic, comming with more list those not
> make my life easier, or rather it does not solve the problem(from my
> point of view).  Something missing in the projects that I'v maintain
> or help maintain is a bug database: GNATS or Bugzilla.  High profile
> GNU projects like gcc, binutils etc .. do this but they have the men
> power.  For example when I was doing GNU/grep not glamourous as gcc,
> but still, I could have use a database, lots of patches, PR were
> lost.

This works like a bug database.  We're just switching to it for
address@hidden and address@hidden  It meets a need that gnats
doesn't in that it has a usable web interface, and it meets a need
that bugzilla doesn't in that you just email a regular email to an
email address and it automatically gets a ticket assigned to it.

I also think that inetutils is going to become more and more of a high
profile package.  Inetutils is the only network tools suite that
compile under GNU/Hurd, so it's going to start getting abuse from that
corner.  I am still tweaking the Debian packages, but when that's done
we'll start to get the same sort of exposure that mailutils got when I
uploaded it.

> The second is testing suite, something that all programers love 8-)

I've already been trying to think about how I would do a test suite
for inetd.  I know I can do it for the config file parsing, but I
don't have a good idea how to do a testsuite for network connections.
If there's a good book you can recommend, I'll cheerfully ask my
employer to buy it for me. =) It will come in handy at work too.

Jeff Bailey

At last you cry out in anguish: "Why me?"
God answers: "Why not?"
 - Sheldon Kopp

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