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Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: Why Emacs needs a modern bug tracker
Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2008 10:25:02 +1300

 > > I think you'd really like debbugs (Debian BTS), Richard, for the same
 > > reasons I love it (as a user). It's completely driven via email and
 > > has few knobs and whistles.
 > >
 > > Documentation about debbugs and a simple reporting form can be found
 > > at:
 > >
 > >   http://www.us.debian.org/Bugs/
 > At first it looks nice.
 > But has it support for submitting bugs using web forms?

Good point.  We can find a bug tracking system that suits RMS's needs but, at
the end of the day, it's not worth anything if it doesn't suit those of the
user.  I suspect most, especially younger users, would prefer web forms to

 > OTOH, I think there is something wrong with a system that has 9
 > screenfulls of instructions for just reporting a bug.

That also might deter users from submitting bugs, if much of the detail
is for submission only.

Nick                                           http://www.inet.net.nz/~nickrob

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