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Subject Re: state of the bugdb
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2001 14:51:54 GMT
On Tue, 10 Apr 2001, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 wrote:
> >
> > Why don't we just use the bugzilla that is on that Sun machine?  isn't it
> > called, or something like that?
> 1. we tried bugzilla before for 2.x bug reports.  result: it was used as
> one step in a root compromise.  Sure, having it on its own box helps
> things out.  But doesn't remove the concern.
> 2. bugzilla doesn't, out of the box, provide some of the functionality
> that we have now that I consider to be quite important.
> 3. even if those weren't issues, it has to be configured and setup in a
> way that lets it meet our needs and people have to know how it should be
> used.
> While I am unhappily resigned to the fact that bugzilla may, in fact, form
> the core of what the best solution is for us, I don't know that it is just
> a drop-it-in-and-run thing.

Nagoya was setup specifically to be a bugzilla machine for the ASF.  It is
run by Pier and somebody else, who I can't remember.  The root compromise
is not a big issue, because that machine doesn't really run anything other
than bugzilla.

I do realize that there are some features that bugzilla doesn't have, but
what other piece of software does, other than GNATS?  Can we add them to


Ryan Bloom               
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