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Re: Bug tracker for MariaDB


Hi Monty

On 24/06/2009, at 12:01 AM, Michael Widenius wrote:
"Arjen" == Arjen Lentz <arjen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Arjen> On 19/06/2009, at 11:22 AM, Bryan Alsdorf wrote:
Arjen Lentz wrote:
Hi Bryan,
On 19/06/2009, at 8:01 AM, Bryan Alsdorf wrote:
I am in the process of setting up Eventum as the bug tracker at
Monty Program AB to track bugs in MariaDB.
Any suggestions or comments are appreciated, once I finish the
initial setup I will get a test site up for everyone to look over.
I would very very strongly suggest to use the bug tracking
facilities at Launchpad.
They're neatly linked to branches, allow people to follow, do
linking to upstream bugtrackers, etc.
OurDelta and Percona also use it, which again provides neat

I am neutral on which solution to use. Some people have expressed
the opinion that the bugtracking on Launchpad is rather limited so I
was asked to set Eventum up. If Monty decides that Launchpad is
sufficient for bugtracking I am happy to use it.

Arjen> Launchpad is not perfect, but it does pretty well.

Arjen> Eventum for bugtracking wouldn't be ideal either, unless significant Arjen> development work was done on it - and you don't have the time for that.

Actually, Bryan should have time for that;  As far as I know he will
spend the 20 % of his "free time" to work on Eventum and there are
also others that would like to have Eventum as a bug tracker.

Ok, but I don't regard those two arguments (Bryan has time for it and others are asking for it) as a convincing argument for having MariaDB use this as a bugtracker. As I mentioned above, the bugtracking system at Launchpad works pretty well, integrated very well with the bzr branches, and so on. Considering MariaDB does interact with other projects for part of its codebase and other purposes, why not use something that already works rather than putting in extra?

Look Monty, I like Eventum, Open Query uses it for some things also, but that's really not the issue here.

If Launchpad bug tracking has some issues, we can identify them, report them, and see if they can be addressed. We know the people who build it and we know they're active and open to suggestions. Just seems like a better way to use time and other resources, with a more satisfactory result for not just MariaDB but also others.
Wheel-reinventing is terribly distracting and wasteful.

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