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Re: [coreutils] debbugs

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [coreutils] debbugs
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:11:10 +0200

Ralf Wildenhues wrote:
> [ sorry for the xpost; please followup to the automake list, replyto set ]
> Hello coreutils developers,
> Gary was nice to point us at the debbugs you're using now for your bugs
> list.  How do you like it, how's it working for you,

Hi Ralf, yes I'm happy with it.

> it can be worked with email only, right?

Yes, that was a big selling point for me.

> Automake has its Gnats, mostly unused and feature-poor, I don't like it
> much, and with Libtool, we've never been able to consistently use a bug
> tracker, either.  The Savannah bug/patch tracker require lots of
> clicking and waiting for web scripts to ponder, that's not so much fun.
> Also, the number of unresolved bugs in autotools packages tends to
> infinity in the long run (not monotonically, but let's be honest, there
> are always more issues than we can address, be they bugs in the
> autotools themselves or in the way users use them, or in third-party
> packages).
> With that in mind, I'm looking for something that can keep things in
> order in some way, be that things added by users or ourselves.
> Who do we talk to if we want to try it out?

Glenn Morris is the guy.  He set up the emacs one and then made it so
that with almost no work we could use it for coreutils, too.

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