>>>> "Frank" == Frank Schmitt
> Gnats? By the looks of it, it has both a web and emacs
Frank> just had a look about the homepage
) and I think it looks very
I've been working on this, off and on, for a while. Here's my feeling
about the ones I know about. First, two general principles:
1. An email interface is a must; we have a huge backlog of good
reports in the ML archives that could be converted to the BTS
database over time. Preferably programmable so we can
automatically categorize by keywords in the message.
2. Should adapt to current workflow. In particular, I don't see Ben
Wing spending tons of time looking at bug tracker reports; he
currently doesn't even read the mailing lists on a timely basis.
Mostly email-based, some web interface. Closest to current XEmacs
workflow. Require care and feeding from _both_ a "full-time" bug
tracker and the core people, or they will get out of control.
Unless the docs get better, it's too hard to manage unless you're
willing to convert the whole workflow to revolve around one of the
existing versions of Bugzilla. Last I looked, no email interface,
which means major changes for most core people. Reputedly quite
hard to customize, documents stink.
Neat idea but not ready for primetime on a large project IMO
(although last I looked the Python people were considering it).
I hated working with it as a user; AFAIK no email interface.
A couple others were mentioned in this thread, I'll take a look at
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