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Re: & non-GNU savannah-hosted projects?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: & non-GNU savannah-hosted projects?
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 10:30:29 +0200

Glenn Morris wrote:
> Jim Meyering wrote:
>> Paul Wise wrote:
>>> I heard[1] that you are encouraging GNU maintainers to use the
>>> service for bug reporting.
> A minor correction to this and the linked article: "they are in the
> process of encouraging all GNU maintainers to use it as BTS for GNU
> software."
> I haven't heard anything along these lines. We originally set it up for
> Emacs, then coreutils asked if they could use it. After that, a largely
> automatic method was implemented so that it was easy to add more GNU
> projects, and two more requested to start using it. GNU projects are
> welcome to use it if they want, but I'm not aware of any policy of
> actively "encouraging all GNU maintainers to use it".

AFAIK, there is no push (official or otherwise) to switch.
However, I really do appreciate the service, and have been
telling other GNU maintainers about the possibility.

>>> I was wondering if you also intend to allow non-GNU but
>>> savannah-hosted projects to also use it. As part of my Debian work
>>> I'm familiar with debbugs and would prefer to use it for the projects
>>> I have created rather than the savannah bug tracker.
> The problem I see with this is that Savannah seems to be quite careful
> to draw a distinction between GNU and non-GNU projects. There are
> separate "" and "", and
> "" and "" addresses, "official GNU
> software" and "non-GNU software" are counted separately, etc.
> There really isn't any mechanism to make such a distinction within
> debbugs. When you file a report, you get an ack "Thank you for filing a
> bug report with GNU"; the individual bug report pages all say "GNU bug
> report logs"; etc. I think it would require a separate
> "" instance to make it work correctly.

That's what I suspected.
Thanks for the confirmation.

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