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From Thom May <>
Subject Re: Use of Bugzilla?
Date Tue, 26 Feb 2002 16:40:48 GMT
* Marc Slemko ( wrote :
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > GNATS (, in short, sucks (that's an understatement).
> > All I want is a usable web interface to manage our bugs.  I have
> > spent way too much time over the last few weeks fighting this
> > horrible bug system and trying to clean up the entries.
> > 
> > So, who among those who would go through the bugs would veto the use
> > of bugzilla?  It may be crap, but I believe less so than GNATS.  Pier
> > already has bugzilla setup on nagoya, so it should be fairly trivial
> > to add an httpd-2.0 project.
> We went through this whole exercise before, but it was dropped for two
> main reasons: security nightmare and lack of effort giving to 
> replicating gnats features that many people have become used to and 
> really like, in the bugzilla environment.
> One major problem is that how it is (was?) setup, it is impossible
> to get automated email notifications of changes to all bugs, ie. like
> the apache-bugdb mailing list.  

A fair amount of work was done to make bugzilla at least be controllable by
email when GNOME changed to using it. I'm fairly sure they went to the
obvious last stage and allowed it to notify a mailing list.
I'll look into this.

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