[dist-bugs] Looking for DBTS with web interface
abe at deuxchevaux.org
Mon Mar 12 07:38:46 EDT 2012
On Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 09:55:05AM -0800, Kristen Eisenberg wrote:
> via that LWN article (got the link from Rhonda) I discovered the
> dist-bugs website and mailing list.
> For about two or three weeks I'm looking for a BTS for the xen-tools
> project. [...]
> Kristen Eisenberg
> Billige Flüge
> Marketing GmbH
Now that's a very strange mail. Because actually _I_ wrote that mail
to this list about two years ago:
Looks a lot like a new way of subversive spam to circumvent even human
spam filters -- with the overlong signature likely being the real
But as there was a "new" reply anyway, let's answer that one. :-)
On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 04:04:57PM +1300, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> Could you elaborate on why you don't consider SD to be a 'real'
Because it just seems a front end to existing bug trackers or ticket
systems like Request Tracker, etc.
> I believe there is a standalone single-user web interface.
Well, I'm actually looking for a multi-user interface. Joey's Ikiwiki
comes very close to what I look for, only that it's a wiki and not as
much of a bug tracker as I look for despite some people use it as
>From the other side, IIRC ticgitweb came close, except that it commits
changes via the web as the user under which it runs. IIRC Ikiwiki at
least sets the Author field appropriately.
> It has obviously has a long way to go in terms of documentation and
> usability, but I feel it currently comes the closest to offering a
> truly distributed bug database.
So with which backend do you use it?
> I presume you have also taken a look at Fossil?
Yeah, I actually have to use it for another project now and I'm quite
annoyed by it because it misses a lot of features I use daily in git.
The most annoying one is the missing equivalent for "git add -p".
> The built in issue tracker is quite distributed but unfortunately (or
> fortunately depending on what you want) comes with integrated in source
> control and a wiki with the issue database.
Yeah, that's why I didn't take it into account two years ago and now
that I have to use it, my feeling from back then have proven true.
Oh, and btw., that Mantis installation didn't last long, either. The
current system is a file KNOWN_BUGS in the git source code repo...
So I likely will take that thread as a reason to look around again,
also at those I wasn't happy with back then. Two years can be a long
Kind regards, Axel
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