On Wed, 22 Dec 1999 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
To kick-start things, we're going to be holding a two-round design competition. Anyone (individual or team, professional or student) can submit a short entry for the first round; the judges will pick four candidates to go forward in each of four categories, and those individuals or teams will be asked to submit full entries. The four categories are:
- an issue tracking system to replace Gnats and Bugzilla;
At ILM we've been using a system that i hacked up quickly in Python called "Roundup". It has a number of interesting properties that have made it really useful to us, and arguably better than any of the existing open-source bug-tracking things out there that i know of. It is not just a Web app; it lives between the Web and e-mail, because we do so much of our communication that way.
For example, each request item gets its own virtual mailing list, updated on the fly without the need for explicit subscription (if you cc: somebody while discussing the bug, they get subscribed). Empirically i've discovered that unsubscription is actually unnecessary (!) because conversation will stop on a topic when it gets resolved or when it ceases to be interesting. These are fine-grained discussion lists on a per-topic level.
This is just to let you know i'm interested. I'm currently asking for permission to open-source Roundup; if it can't be done, or doesn't happen quickly enough, i'll just have to take a weekend and rewrite the thing. There were a few things i wanted to fix anyway.
"You should either succeed gloriously or fail miserably. Just getting by is the worst thing you can do." -- Larry Smith