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Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 00:52:29 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.0 (gnu/linux)

Bastien <address@hidden> writes:

> I think that using org-mode can help Emacs developers to make a more
> effective use of the Emacs TODO file.  This sounds like a reasonable
> (i.e. incremental, Emacs-based) proposal in the context of this long
> discussion about productivity enhancement.

I've edited the current CVS etc/TODO file and made it org friendly:


Open this file in Emacs with a recent version of Org (say >5.00), and
activate the column view with C-c C-x C-c.  It will display something
like a table (via overlays) showing metadata attached to each item.

You can see these columns: status, importance, owner, version, system,
milestone, and file.  Org-mode lets you select items depending on tags,
keywords, properties, etc., so that it's easy to quickly review query
through this, as you would do through a web-based bug tracker.

I just spent 10 minutes editing this TODO file, just to give a flavor of
what can be done with org-mode.  Of course, the information we want to
handle depends on the conventions we use as a collective workflow.

Even if we don't draw any automatic bridge between the mailing list and
such an Org file, I think it's worth enhancing the current TODO file...


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