[dist-bugs] Looking for DBTS with web interface
nomad at null.net
Tue Mar 13 15:34:25 EDT 2012
On Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 12:38:46PM +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> Looks a lot like a new way of subversive spam to circumvent even human
> spam filters -- with the overlong signature likely being the real
Well it circumvented me :-( Fortuntately not enough to make me click on
any links though :-)
> > Could you elaborate on why you don't consider SD to be a 'real'
> > DBTS?
> Because it just seems a front end to existing bug trackers or ticket
> systems like Request Tracker, etc.
The synchronisation with existing bug trackers is a feature of SD, but
not the primary working mode. SD allows creation and modification of
bugs stored on the local filesystem or in an SQLite database. Proper
peer-to-peer synchronisation between SD instances is the top-billed
feature that is only matched by Fossil so far. On paper that would
appear to the killer criteria for a successful DBTS ... but apparently
on its own not enough; SD (nor Fossil) is not taking off like I would
> > 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
Do you mean something like the Github of the Project Management World?
To me a distributed project management tool kind of eliminates the need
for multi-user tools, unless you are thinking of large non-technical
end-user populations, in which case the distributed criteria probably
ranks lower overall (although not necessarily in the minds of
> > 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 actually don't use it. I find it slow, unintuitive and difficult to
use as a stand-alone tool, let alone as a distributed one. I still
think its underlying functionality is the beginning of what I want to
see in a DBTS but the implementation makes me want to write my own
> 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...
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