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

From: Chris Down
Subject: Re: Why bash doesn't have bug reporting site?
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:45:20 +0800
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On 2014-01-13 22:31:01 -0800, Yuri wrote:
> 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.

We don't have this problem. If you have evidence to the contrary, please
present it.

> * 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?

This is the only benefit we would get, and it would be marginal at best
with the volume of traffic on this list.

> * 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.

The number of issues we get with patches already attached are few. The
number of patches that are applied verbatim, fewer still.

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