[Python-Dev] New bugtracker project
Wed, 22 May 2002 10:15:12 -0700
Gordon McMillan wrote:
>>2) Not having this lunatic distinction between
>>patches and bugs ...
>They seem distinct to me, but maybe I'm
>a bit old-fashioned :-). What artificial
>distinction do you find irksome?
As someone said, he's referring to the SF concepts. In Mozilla land,
bugzilla is used for everything from bug management, patch management
(it is the repository on which people indicate who'se reviewed what
patch, when it was checked in, etc.), mailing-list-proxy and random
banter (e.g. the "give hyatt $50" bug), user feedback mechanism (via bug
voting, which AFAICT doesn't "work") as well as general project
management. I think it's a lousy tool for project management, but then
again I think all the tools I've seen are lousy tools for project
It is a feature that bugzilla is corruptible that way, one which would
be good to have in the new system. The key low-level feature which
enables this is keywords and a peer-enforced policy rather than
rule-based policy (as in "_please_ don't change milestones if you're not
part of the PDT team" or such).