[Python-Dev] New bugtracker project

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
22 May 2002 08:33:20 +0200

"Gordon McMillan" <gmcm@hypernet.com> writes:

> > ... As an extension, it should be possibly to
> > synchronize with other bugtrackers, in particular
> > the Debian BTS. 
> What does it mean to "synchronize bugtrackers"?

Suppose somebody invokes 'debbug python', thus creating a bug report
in the Debian bugtracker. Then I want to instruct the Python tracker
to fetch the report from Debian, and create a report in the Python
tracker. Later, all changes in one bug report should be reflected in
the other - potentially by setting up an email account somewhere that
receives email notifications from both trackers, analyses what
changed, then programmatically performs the same changes in the other

The exact procedure for synchronization will vary from tracker to
tracker, so it is not a requirement that the tracker does that - the
requirement is that the tracker can be fully controlled
programmatically, and sends email notifications that allow easy
automatic processing, preferably indicating what the change is.