[racket-dev] Migrating the bug database to GitHub

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Sat Mar 17 13:14:14 EDT 2012

On Mar 17, 2012, at 7:55 AM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> The real issue is whether it's really alright with you...  Currently, something that I do and I'm sure others do it to, is keep the bug in my mailbox with any followup discussions.  In some cases the followups contain enough information so I'll keep only that and not the original.  With the github thing, if you get to deal with a bug several days after it was posted, it will be a good idea to check the bug since there could have been clarifications that you're unaware of.
> And since attachments were mentioned: a possible situation is that someone posts a bug, the bug czar asks for some clarification, and the email reply has a screenshot which GH ignores.  In that case you will need to get that attachment directly from one of the people.  The outcome of this is that it's better to leave stepper bugs for you to deal with instead, and the "bug czar" role is minimized to just assigning bugs or maybe not even that and it gets eliminated.
> To clarify: I'm not arguing against a move because of this -- I think that it is a good thing overall, including not needed a czar.  I just want the implications to be clear ahead of time.

Okay, many thanks; this makes sense.


> On Friday, March 16, 2012, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:19 PM, John Clements
> > <clements at brinckerhoff.org> wrote:
> >> On Mar 16, 2012, at 3:56 PM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
> >>
> >>  * The bug notification-turned-mailing-list interaction aspect of Gnats
> >>    is mostly lost.  GitHub sends out notifications when a bug is
> >>    created, but it will *not* send out further comments unless you're
> >>    participating in the discussion (i.e., you sent a comment on the
> >>    issue).
> >>
> >>    - This makes for the most major workflow change: instead of relying
> >>      on your mailbox for all bug-related activity, you *will* need to
> >>      use the GitHub (web) interface.
> >>
> >>
> >> Can you elaborate on this? I see that I won't automatically receive all
> >> e-mails on all bugs, but if that's all right with me, then when will I have
> >> to use the web-interface that I don't currently?
> >
> > Basically never.  All of the things you can currently do without using
> > the web interface (close bugs, reply to emails about bugs) will still
> > be available.  The only change is that you'll no longer be included in
> > the discussions for bugs that aren't assigned to you and that you
> > haven't said anything about.
> > --
> > sam th
> > samth at ccs.neu.edu
> >
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