[Python-Dev] New bugtracker project

David Ascher DavidA@ActiveState.com
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 
management =).

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).