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Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, pl

From: Karl Fogel
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 10:50:56 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On 24 Nov 2019, Richard Stallman wrote:
>  > Whereas in most other projects both the repository and the bug tracker 
>  > the public and visible, and easy to observe that development work is 
>  > going on, recent reports are being handled, meaning they are welcome, 
>  > and whatever grievances the user has have the possibility to be fixed.
>This is an argument that users often would _like_ to look at the bug
>tracker.  They don't _need_ it, but having it would motivate them.
>This suggests that we do want a web interface to the bug tracker.
>But we don't have to replace the bug tracker.  A web interface to it
>would do the job.
>How hard is it to add that on top of Debbugs?

I mentioned this earlier in the thread, but it might be useful to do so again 
as a reply to your question above:

There was apparently a project to do this, some years ago:


At that time, Stefano Zacchiroli offered to help.  It was discussed on the 
Debian Devel mailing list, starting here:

  To: Debian Devel ML
  Subject: co-mentor for a GSoC proposal wanted: debbugs web submission
  From: Stefano Zacchiroli
  Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 19:28:11 +0100
  Message-id: <20070315182811.GA19407@takhisis.invalid>

And it looks like some progress was made.  According to...


...the code had been at this now-obsolete URL:


However, I am unable to find that code on salsa.debian.org (the GitLab-based 
replacement for alioth) now.  I tried these searches:


Does anyone know what happened with that project?  It might be a good starting 
point now.

Best regards,

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