[plt-dev] Re: launchpad instead of gnats?

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Thu Dec 10 17:52:15 EST 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 4:50 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Dec 10, Robby Findler wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 4:32 PM, Sam TH <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
>> > However, the larger question is, do we want to have a modern bug
>> > tracker that will make it easier for people to contribute to the
>> > project and for developers to manage their bugs, or do we want to
>> > have core members of the group continue to spend their time on web
>> > application administration in Perl?  If it's the former, we should
>> > consider our options, and decide among them, rather than just
>> > listing potential problems.
>> I certainly agree that this is the larger issue, but I think Eli's
>> questions are worthwhile and that you seem to have answered them all
>> in the affirmative (well, the conversion of the old bugs to the new
>> system has not been answered, but I think you've effectively agreed
>> to look into it and sort it out if we decide we want to try
>> launchpad. Is that right?)
>> Eli: do you disagree with my assessment of the conversation so far?
> Yes.  (At least most of the answers sounded affirmative to me.)

One other issue still to resolve: can we reply to regular email to
communicate about bugs. (We do that a lot now and I wasn't clear if
Sam said that is or isn't possible via our regular email clients.)

> Oh, and one more issue that I forgot earlier -- the plan was to
> eventually merge the planet bugs with the plt bugs (for example, to
> make it possible to have better planet integration, and to be able to
> migrate bugs between the two).  This means that Sam should also
> consider that as part of the effort that is required.

I think it is fine to consider that separately for now.

My experience with trac suggests that we do not want to use it for the
planet system.

Based on our experience with launchpad, we may want to put the planet
bugs over there, but we should decouple those things.


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