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Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 18:13:20 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (windows-nt)

"Lennart Borgman (gmail)" <address@hidden> writes:

> Óscar Fuentes wrote:
>>>> I was thinking about this possibility and concluded that it is not
>>>> possible to build a decent bug-tracking system using only a VCS. The
>>>> reason is the importance of the user interface, which must be open to
>>>> everybody, not only for the committers, as PROBLEMS and TODO are now,
>>>> thus effectively dissuading possible contributions from the outside.
>>> OK, VCS access IN ADDITION TO web access.  How about that?
>> Others just proposed such a system. I'm skeptical about it. So far, it
>> seems quite limiting and for a good reason:
> I do not get your point here. Can you explain why you are skeptical
> and why you think it would be limiting in another way?

Because of this:

>>>> Furthermore, a bug-tracking system needs a database and a VCS is not
>>>> good at that.

A VCS provides a filesystem to work on, not a database.

A bug tracker based on a VCS wouldn't provide more that what we can
achieve now with FOR-RELEASE, TODO, etc.


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