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Re: Choice of bug tracker

From: Yuan Fu
Subject: Re: Choice of bug tracker
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2023 21:20:45 -0700

> On Aug 31, 2023, at 4:21 PM, Dmitry Gutov <dmitry@gutov.dev> wrote:
> On 31/08/2023 17:09, Michael Albinus wrote:
>>>>> If they aren't, then which capabilities_are_  important to have that
>>>>> we don't have on debbugs?
>>>> Just the common bug tracker stuff, mostly related to Web UI (allowing
>>>> one to easily read and join a discussion, subscribe to it, unsubscribe,
>>>> syntax-highlighted code snippets, linking of issues between themselves,
>>>> links between issues and commits, closing issues from commits, assigning
>>>> issues to specific developers, ...). Also better working search and a
>>>> very visible page "latest active issues/discussions".
>>> If those are the main points, perhaps we should also explore the
>>> possibility of adding them to debbugs?
>> The Guix people have written their own Web UI on top of debbugs.gnu.org,
>> <https://issues.guix.gnu.org/>. Perhaps you can ask for their view.
> Thank you for the reminder. It's a definite improvement over Debbugs's 
> website. And I think it's a little better since I last saw it, too.
> Rather interesting on its own, it's a Scheme (Guile) application working on 
> top of the Debbugs database schema (which is apparently just one table, huh).
> It's not a very ambitious project (at least judging by the readme: 
> https://git.elephly.net/software/mumi/tree/-//README.org), so it seems we're 
> not very likely to see it grow into something bigger. There is no interaction 
> with the discussions from the browser that I could test (apparently, there is 
> some commenting feature, but it's disabled on Guix's installation).
> Either way, it checks off a few items from my list (the "Recent activity" 
> being IMHO the most important, but also better search), so if we could have 
> it in use right now just by snapping a finger, I'd probably vote yes. A 
> definite winner in the category of keeping everybody's workflows as-is while 
> still improving some things.

In that vein, woof [1] of Org Mode is also a nice project that communicates 
recent development activities.

[1] https://tracker.orgmode.org/


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