Re: bug reporting workflow is outdated
On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 09:11:42PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> > I suggest that we can make an HTTP based bug reporting method.
> I think that's a terrible idea. I do not want to constantly check a
> website to see if I have new messages. Using an email-based method
> means that someone who needs to contact me about the status of a bug can
> do so trivially.
I'm not sure the OP was necessarily suggesting an HTTP-*only* system, but that
the addition of an HTTP-based system would be valuable. Most of the other ones
that F/OSS project use (bugzilla, launchpad) have HTTP and email support, in
one direction or another.
> Besides the fact that *I* think it's a bad idea, apparently the BTS
> administrators do, too: #277744 is marked wontfix.
Or at least Don did, 5 years ago.
I've often wondered whether that procluded third parties from developing a
web-based submission front-end, and pointing e.g. reportbug.debian.net at it.