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Re: Random BTS musings

On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 01:35:32PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 29, 2001 at 05:34:17PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > It also seems to be impossible to do reporting based on tags, though that is
> > arguably a fault in the reporting tools.
> Well, the source is available. Easiest way to do reporting based on
> tags is to grep through /var/lib/debbugs/spool/index.db on master. It's
> available via http via http://bugs.debian.org/~ajt/index.db atm.

Where is the source to bugscan, or whatever the tool is called which generates
the bugscan reports?  Is that the same tool which generates the RC bug web

> > > The only thing which people actually do atm which the BTS doesn't really
> > > support is to help coordinate QA work on bugs (eg during bug squashing),
> > > which could be fixed by a "tag" that lets you say something like:
> > > 	tag 123456 taken-by=ajt@debian.org
> > This is part of what I suggested, but is again represented implicitly by a
> > "tag" instead of explicitly recording the progress of the bug.
> I'm not really sure what your issue with tags is. They're just an
> implementation detail. If you'd like them displayed better in various
> reporting tools, report a bug.

My issue with tags is that they don't reflect the logical structure of the
information that they are supposed to represent, and data presentation and
accessibility suffer.  The concept of "tag" is different from "severity" is
different from "status".  Why not use tags for severities, too?

> > qa.debian.org already has a system for tracking higher-level tasks and who is
> > responsible for them, but it isn't integrated with the BTS.
> ?

I'm talking about the program at control@qa.debian.org.

 - mdz

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