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Re: [RFE] Migration to gitlab

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: [RFE] Migration to gitlab
Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 16:23:15 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.10.1 (2018-07-13)

Hello, Óscar.

On Fri, May 10, 2019 at 16:54:43 +0200, Óscar Fuentes wrote:
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> >> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> >> Date: Fri, 10 May 2019 16:02:44 +0200

> >> I recently tried to change the title of a bug report. After searching
> >> the instructions on the web, reading them and sending the e-mail with
> >> the command, it had no effect, so I did something wrong. But I don't
> >> care. I'll never waste another 10 minutes of my time on such endeavours
> >> again.

> >> Yesterday I had to change the title of a bug on github for the first
> >> time. It took a few seconds and worked right away.

> >> For one-off or occasional contributors, debbugs is a pig.

> > There's no reason for one-off contributors to retitle a bug report.

> About the same reasons as for anybody else.

> Anyways, my gripes about debbugs are not limited to the command system.
> Maybe 30 years ago it looked like an improvement, but for the last 20
> years it can hardly qualify as a pile of hacks shoehorning a primitive
> issue tracker on top of a mailing list.

Actually, I quite like debbugs.  It is a bug system which doesn't force
one to use a web browser for its normal operation, and allows this
normal operation with a minimum of shackles and rules.  For me, it means
I'm not continually forced to switch back and forth between text work
and the GUI.  I prefer debbugs to bugzilla, for example.

> The fact that you can't even subscribe to a bug# is appalling.

No.  It's just an unforeseen feature which hasn't yet been implemented.

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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