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From Randy Terbush <>
Subject Re: Our image, up-to-date website, and PR #44
Date Fri, 24 Jan 1997 23:55:49 GMT
> On Fri, 24 Jan 1997, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > Regarding the state of the bug database...
> > 
> > I think that we need to decide to use either mail, or the web
> > interface. Not both. Two places to report bugs just creates more
> > work in tracking it.
> Mebbe. Although, I will point out one thing that I said a few months
> ago, when we first considered this (unfortunately, I can't locate the
> exact message): I refuse to use any bug database that does not send me
> email when anything is added/changed (as our CVS system does). I knew
> Brian had been playing with one, but I was aghast to learn this week
> that it had actually been put onto our public website (guess I hadn't
> been paying attention?), since this violates the agreement that we had
> made six (or however many) months ago, and I believe I had a standing
> veto out on that.
> My point is this: I want to be able to develop Apache passively. I
> mean this in the sense of how the bug reporting via email system works
> now: I read through my email, and glance at bug reports as they come
> in. If there's one I know anything about, I can say or do
> something. Otherwise, I can just hit delete. I don't want to have to
> have any more active participation (such as opening a web browser and
> clicking on things) than that.

Agreed 100%.  The bug DB is nice to go back to when we are trying
to figure out if anything else has bee reported similar to a current
problem, but does not replace email. Who has time to websurf...

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