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Re: debbugs tracker builds character

From: Eric Abrahamsen
Subject: Re: debbugs tracker builds character
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:25:33 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> TZ> Please consider me strongly in favor of a better code review system and
>> TZ> a better bug tracker. Ideally they would be one and the same.
>> I wish I knew why people find the current bug tracker acceptable. It
>> reminds me of the old ftpmail/DEC gatekeeper where you sent e-mails
>> requesting files:
> One of the requirements for a bug tracker for Emacs was, that it must be
> possible to control everything via email. That's one of the reasons
> debbugs was chosen.

A suggestion from a part-time package maintainer: make
`report-emacs-bug' prompt for a package, and offer the results of
`featurep' as completion. If the user picks a package that only exists
in ELPA, email the package maintainer with the bug report.

I have no opinion about bug-tracking backends, the only reason I start
packages off in github is that the issue tracker is mature. But I would
prefer to be emailed via the debbugs interface. In fact, I would prefer
to add a debbugs server to Gnus, which I would ignore 99% of the time,
except when a bug came down that was reported against one of my

How far away from that are we?

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