[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: GNATS Changes

From: Chad Walstrom
Subject: Re: GNATS Changes
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 11:21:42 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040722i

Stuart Stevens wrote:
> I am considering some of the following changes to gnats.  How do I
> find out what is being worked on and whether any of these changes have
> already been incorporated into GNATS?

The ChangeLog in each directory contains changes that have taken place
to the source code or documentation.  The ChangeLog files are maintained
manually with the format found in the GNU Coding Standards[1]_.

Recently, I updated the TODO files using the devtodo tool.  Use of this
tool is not mandatory as you can edit the .todo file manually (it is
pretty straight forward XML) and ask someone to generate the TODO file
for you.

> 1.  Change Audit-Trail field to support a header so that the changed
> by and when fields do not have to repeat for each change.
> 2.  Support for append-only field.  There would be a format for how
> the text is appended.  There would be support for the append to be at
> the top or bottom of the previous text.

Currently listed as 5.8 in the TODO list, reportedly dependant upon
updating access control mechanisms (5.6).  The 5 sublist is currently
the "Unassigned" list, where these enhancements are not yet targeted for
a particular release.

> 3.  Command to list subfield names.  I did not see this anywhere.

Nice idea.

> 4.  Flag to identify fields that have subfields.  Can flags be added
> without breaking any existing interfaces?

I'd have to look more closely.  I'm not as familiar with the code or
protocol as those more experience with the code base.  Perhaps when I
get my two weeks of "vacation", I'll have time to study this better.

> 5.  Notify support for sub field when the sub field is a multi-enum.

I would probably lump 3, 4, and 5 as a sub-list of TODO's for a single
goal: Enhance Subfield Processing.

> 6.  Hooks in the create and edit to validate fields

5.3 is listed as "Add script hooks, probably for edit formats and such.
Need to think about how to integrate in changes to the PR done by the

There was also mention of hooks with some of the enhancements that Mel
was planning on rolling into GNATS in the sometime near future.  Take a
look at the list archives for the discussion.  In June '04 [2]_, there was lots
of discussion about enhancing GNATS.

.. [1]
.. [2]

Chad Walstrom <address@hidden> 
           assert(expired(knowledge)); /* core dump */

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]