Re: bug reporting workflow is outdated
Patrick Strasser writes ("Re: bug reporting workflow is outdated"):
> What is the advantage of having a mail-only BTS reporting mechanism?
The advantage is that no-one can make _other_ user interfaces to bug
submission that we don't want. (Or at least, they are deterred from
I agree that using http as a transport for reportbug would be fine, in
itself. But if you read this thread you can see numerous suggestions
that "if we had an http interface we could also do X Y Z".
Apparently, if we don't want X Y Z done then we must resist an http
interface for bug submission even if it makes it hard for reportbug to
work correctly, because it's the thin end of a wedge.
The fat end is a web form for users to submit bugs.