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Re: Why bash doesn't have bug reporting site?

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: Why bash doesn't have bug reporting site?
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:32:52 -0700
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On 01/13/2014 01:26 PM, Yuri wrote:
> I noticed that bash is in absolute minority of projects not using any
> bug reporting system. Instead, users are directed to this ML to report
> bugs.
> It seems like it could have been very beneficial so that people could
> track the status of the issues.

A mailing list IS a bug reporting system.  When something receives as
low a volume of bug reports as bash, the mailing list archives are
sufficient for tracking the status of reported bugs.  It's not worth the
hassle of integrating into a larger system if said system won't be used
often enough to provide more gains than the cost of learning it.  In
particular, I will refuse to use any system that requires a web browser
in order to submit or modify status of a bug (ie. any GOOD bug tracker
system needs to still interact with an email front-end).

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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