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Re: [ Request for Help ] Re: BTS improvements (was: Re: 88 Priority violations in woody

On Wed, 1 May 2002, Josip Rodin wrote:

> On Wed, May 01, 2002 at 01:26:46PM +0200, Tomas Pospisek's Mailing Lists wrote:
> > > > > I would love to have the debbugs code, and bts itself, be a more open process.
> > > > > However, there isn't really that much that goes on behind the scenses.  What I
> > > > > am wanting, is people who would like to start fixing the debbugs code, to make
> > > > > it more readable, easier to work with, extend, and to add new features.
> > > >
> > > > Making it a package would also go a long way to making it transparent and
> > > > help people add features/bugs/fixes...
> > >
> > > Please someone get me a cluebat for Tomas... apt-cache show debbugs.
> > >
> > > Arguably the package is not up to par with the CVS but that's because CVS
> > > doesn't work at all out of the box.
> >
> > And that's the _essential_ point of the story.
> Uhh, I don't get it, how would packaging something that doesn't even
> remotely work help anyone? :))

The point is, that you would get _much_ more people improving and fixing
the BTS if they could install it by themselves (since you are asking for
help here). So if there would be a way to bring the BTS into a state where
you could make a package of it (of course you need to make sure all the
other infrastructure is packaged/available as well). As I understand
debbugs is quite far from the current BTS (might be I'm wrong, that's what
I've read/heard everywhere) and I would imagine that people want the
features that the see (on bugs.d.o), so they will not use debbugs. I say
this because of read a review of debbugs and I've spoken with people that
have this opinion.


             Tomas Pospisek
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