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From Mike Pogue <>
Subject Re: xBug -Reply
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2000 20:37:15 GMT
Bug tracking is at the top of my list, too.

I'll bring this up on the PMC list.  Brian has setup gnats, but I'm not
sure people are interested in using that.  I've heard more interest in
Bugzilla or Jitterbug.


Scott Boag/CAM/Lotus wrote:
> "Ricardo Rocha" <> said:
> > That said, I'd like to contrast this open-source endeavor with that of a
> > commercial software company.
> >
> > In the latter, it would be an inadmissible waste of time and money to
> > reinvent the wheel, especially around such a critical component.
> >
> > Here, though, I feel we can afford this luxury as long as we get what
> > seems to be our collective motivation: learning, testing, improving...
> Normally I would agree with you.  But I think a bug tracking system is a
> special case.  Here I'm not worried about waste of time and money or
> reinventing the wheel, I'm worried about the ability to present a stable
> environment for users and developers, in order to make all projects more
> stable and reliable.
> I'm not saying that xBug shouldn't be done, but, like Ant, it should only
> be used once it is better than existing systems.  The difference between
> Ant and xBug, is that with a bug tracking system, there is an immediate
> compelling need for all projects to share the same system, which the same
> is *less* so with the makefile technology.
> -scott

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