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Re: Bug tracking (was: new *Help* argument highlighting)

From: Jason Rumney
Subject: Re: Bug tracking (was: new *Help* argument highlighting)
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:19:45 +0900
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (windows-nt)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

>> Please, let's not aim for perfection, that way lies madness.
> I agree, but I'm not suggesting that, merely trying to establish some
> minimal standards.  Purely web-based systems are non-starter.

With the url library now part of Emacs, I think even a web-based
system could be made usable. It just requires a volunteer to write a
mode for using it from within Emacs.  It would be nice to have a
gateway to/from the bug mailing lists, but that would probably involve
more work for sysadmins, so we could come up with some elisp functions
that a few volunteers could use to enter bug reports from the mailing
lists and handle replies from people like RMS who are not always
online when they are dealing with bugs, so anything other than email
is unusable.

As for concerns about the GNU sysadmins having to maintain extra
software, there is already a bug tracker on savannah which other
projects are using. It is disabled for Emacs because users were being
misled into reporting bugs there but the developers never used it.

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