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

From: Philippe Vaucher
Subject: Re: Emacs project mission (was Re: "If you're still seeing problems, please reopen." [
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:20:20 +0100

> You could argue that the web-based issue trackers are more fancy. But
> this is the problem: they are web-based.

It's not that they are more fancy (though they are), they are more
familiar to a lot of people. So they lower the barrier for
participation, in a lot of ways.

Also because you can contribute/report a bug while you are in your browser just looking at an API makes it very tempting to do so.

For example I have fixed lots of typos in various projects just because the "Edit in a fork" button was there while I browsed the code curiously. I would never even have looked at the code if I had to clone it first, let alone create a patch if it requires me to register to a mailing list.

Also, there's always https://github.com/nlamirault/emacs-gitlab, but at the moment it looks like it has issues.

Kind regards,

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