Re: Alioth Tracker: no correspondence to BTS?
Peter Samuelson, 2006-07-09 21:30:11 +0200 :
> [Toni Mueller]
>> I've just poked around a bit in Alioth for a project I'm working on
>> and found a bug report with a bug number that has no resemblance to
>> anything in BTS, quite contrary to my initial assumption.
> Yeah, the sourceforge software includes a primitive bug tracker
> which, as far as I know, people don't really use on alioth.
Some do (the Alioth admins, for a start :-). Oh, and it's Gforge, not
Sourceforge (which has ceased to be free for years).
>> Imho this would only make sense if integrating these two is hard,
>> and if non-Debian projects are hosted on Alioth (I don't know).
> Yeah, I couldn't tell you why that feature is even enabled on
Because having it available doesn't hurt, and project admins can
enable/disable trackers on their project as they see fit.
> Do people actually use it? I certainly never check the tracker for
> alioth projects I'm involved with; I just assume people will use the
> Debian BTS instead.
Some people do use it. Not many, admittedly: we have a total of
about 3600 tracker items in the database. But since we have a few
cases of upstream development hosted on Alioth, it makes sense to
offer an alternative to the Debian BTS that not everyone likes.
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