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

From: Yuri
Subject: Re: Why bash doesn't have bug reporting site?
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:31:01 -0800
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On 01/13/2014 12:32, Eric Blake wrote:
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).

e-mail has quite a few vulnerabilities. Spam, impersonation, etc. In the system relying on e-mail, spam filter has to be present. And due to this you will get false positives and false negatives, resulting in lost information. On the opposite, login-based website access won't lose information this way and won't get spam.

Among other benefits:
* Ability to search by various criteria. For ex. database-based tracking system can show all open tickets or all your tickets. How can you do this in ML? * Ability to link with patches. In fact, github allows submitters to attach a patch, and admin can just merge it in with one click, provided there are no conflicts.


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