Re: Debbugs: The Next Generation
On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 11:20:19AM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> > On Tue, 7 Aug 2001, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > > [snip]
> > Go thru proper channels next time.
> If you're referring to the debbugs mailing list, I wasn't even aware of its
> existence until just now (why isn't it on lists.debian.org instead of
> benham.net?). Even now that I look, it has only seen about 20 human messages
> in the past _year_, and doesn't have a search function for the rest.
> debian-devel seems like a proper channel. How about this exchange back in
> Me: "It's long past time that the BTS had a real database backend. Is there
> any way I can help?"
> You: "I have code that imports the bts data into a database. I stopped working
> on it...because I was slapped in the face by other developers."
> Me: "I will try to find someplace to host and develop a database-driven BTS"
> I got no response to my offer to help, nor a pointer to work in progress. Just
> about a month later, in February, I mailed you directly and privately to
> inquire about your progress, and asked if you would send me a copy of your work
> so that I could continue with the project (since you said that you were no
> longer working on it). You never responded.
I had mail problems in Febuary. owner@bugs
> <a copy of that message is attached>
> In the recent thread on -project, I once again expressed interest in improving
> or replacing debbugs:
> AJ directed me to debbugs CVS, which showed no indication of recent activity in
> the direction that I had proposed. debian/TODO (last updated 1999/09/02 by
> gecko) says:
> 2) Move the database from flat files into... something else. LDAP or MySQL
> This time, after 7 months of waiting, I decided to start writing code instead
> of asking more questions.
> > /me ponders ignoring Matt
> Please, let's not have a feud over this. Has my work hindered your progress in
> some way? If I've wasted my time because you've already finished this, then
> I'm the only one that's been hurt. If not, then maybe my work will be useful.
> - mdz