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Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 05:46:53 -0500

    A bug tracker that is not updated by its users is worse than not having
    a bug tracker. :-) Really, what is important is that bugs are entered on
    the system. Users will do. You too, if you use report-emacs-bug. The
    rest comes with little effort. Those who do not want web operation still
    see the copy published on emacs-*-bugs (just as it happens today) and
    can request from the system the equivalent of PROBLEMS and TODO with
    simply a wget.

That is already starting to be a bit less convenient than now.
Right now I get the latest copy of everything with CVS.

     You will not have files attached to the reports, such as
    screenshots, but you have not them today either.

Why wouldn't we get them in the email?

     When you fix something, just say in your commit message "Fixes
    #1354" and the system will automatically close that bug (plus doing
    other nice things).

That sounds convenient, as far as it goes.  Does this particular bug
tracker let people control every ticket by sending email to a special

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