[hobbit] Migration to SourceForge tracker?
paulehr at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 02:07:21 CEST 2008
Instead of sourceforge, how about something like Trac?
I think it has everything your looking for in a tracker, not to mention it
can integrate with subversion.
Another option would be if you don't want to host your own tracker is
Only issue with Launchpad is that it uses bazaar instead of subverison for
On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 8:22 AM, SebA <spa at syntec.co.uk> wrote:
> Seeing as we are now using subversion (yay!), and moving to a more
> de-centralised development model, maybe it's time (or after the project
> namechange anyway) to start using the SourceForge bug and feature-request
> tracker? (Or another tracker.) This would enable all the developers and
> users to track the outstanding bugs instead of just Henrik. I've noticed in
> the past that Henrik is very quick at fixing the critical bugs and core
> dumps (thanks), but other less critical ones (in trunk) seem to be
> outstanding for many months. Having a public bug tracker would:
> (a) enable users to contribute to bugs via confirmation of the bug,
> narrowing down of the cause(s) / scenarios, testing of patches, etc.
> (b) ensure bugs (and feature requests) don't get forgotten about;
> (c) more easily allow other developers to create patches;
> (d) facilitate the release process by being able to see what might need
> fixing / doing / adding before the next release; (I believe 4.3.0 is about
> a year overdue, but unfortunately trunk still isn't stable…)
> (e) increase the acceptance of Hobbit by users / companies, as it would
> increase the signs of life of the project (if used properly), the signs of
> support (in terms of bug fixing), etc.
> (f) encourage people posting bugs that someone who might fix their bug
> might (eventually) see their bug post! ;)
> In terms of the stability of hobbit, if new features are going to be added,
> isn't it time we branched 4.3 off from trunk? (So we don't add new bugs to
> the 4.3 branch and further delay the release. Or has this already been
> done?) Personally, I would have liked this to have happened this time last
> year after Henrik announced 4.3.0 was nearly ready, instead of adding new
> features since then. What would have happened, I suppose, is the current
> trunk would have developped into 4.4.0. (If someone particularly wanted a
> specific new feature from trunk in 4.3, they could backport the patch. This
> would be facilitated if patches were uploaded to the bug tracker for these
> new features when, or preferably before (thereby increasing the stability of
> trunk by allowing testing of the patch first), checking in to trunk.) I
> expect nearly everyone knows an open-source project that works like this,
> but Asterisk is one that works well in this way, with hundreds of people
> submitting patches to their customised Mantis bug tracker.
> Kind regards,
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