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Re: Introducing Alioth: SourceForge for Debian

On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 07:40:49AM -0500, Stephen Frost wrote:
> * Philip Brown (phil@bolthole.com) wrote:
> > It IS. But no-one with the appropriate level of authority cares enough to
> > put the effort in to fix it, it seems.
> Level of authority has got nothing to do with it.  If you can put
> together something better, go for it.  If people like it then those in
> 'authority' (really, those who have appropriate access) will put it in
> place.  Your only real problem is convincing enough people that what
> you've done is better and I can promise you that taking away a bunch of
> very nice and useful features of the existing system isn't going to get
> you very far down that road.
> > (BTW personally, if one has to choose email or web interface, in this day
> >  and age, I'd chose web. Which is presumably why more people are using
> >  sourceforge and/or bugzilla over the debian bugtrack system)
> Or maybe because they're smart enough to report upstream problems to
> upstream people, and maybe because not everyone in the world uses Debian
> so they're not all going to use Debian's BTS?  Come on, this is a
> blantently stupid line of reasoning.
> We're not here to choose between an email interface and a web interface.
> The email interface is what we've got now, if you want something better
> on the web side, write it and improve the existing system while
> continueing to support the existing features it has.

But please, don't take the email interface away, even if you add web
support. Email interface is much nicer to have than what bugzilla is
currently using, and i think many of the debian developper will be out
for lynching you if you took it away.


Sven Luther

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