[Python-Dev] New bugtracker project

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Wed, 22 May 2002 10:42:46 +1000

>>> Guido van Rossum wrote
> A much better option appears to be RoundUp:
> Ka-Ping Yee's winning entry in the Software Carpentry competition,
> re-implemented by Richard Jones and Anthony Baxter, with four
> co-developers, now in beta (release 0.4.1 at
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/roundup).  It's all Python, 

First bit - Richard's the roundup guy. I just do little helper bits. In
pretty much every way, the above is giving me far too much credit.
> (Of course, it must be usable for the end users
> reporting bugs too. :-)

What "usable" means here is possibly open to debate. Making the system
as easy as possible to submit bugs means we get bugs like "From: Anonymous.
Subject: python gives KeyError. Body: my homework gives a keyerror."
> The point of this message is to start gathering requirements.  

Should this discussion continue on python-dev? 

> - A way to migrate the existing SF tracker contents.  There are
>   references to 6-digit SF tracker IDs all over the Python source code
>   and CVS history, and it would be nice if these IDs were usable in
>   the new tracker.

This should be doable. There's already an import facility.

> - Features that simplify the tracking of how bugs and patches relate
>   to different release branches.  This could ease the work for release
>   managers tremendously compared to the status quo.  It should be
>   possible to indicate exactly which releases are affected by a bug,


>   and also in which releases it is (or will be) fixed.  (Integration
>   with CVS would be nice but seems out of scope.)

Integration with CVS in the sense of NeilS' message (look for magic keywords)
would be possible with a variant on the standard mailgw code.


Anthony Baxter     <anthony@interlink.com.au>   
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.