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Re: Bugzilla (was Re: The NetBSD perfect patch!)

2009/11/24 Joerg Sonnenberger <>:
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 01:02:13PM +1300, Steven Drake wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> > > In-line or as attachments?
>> >
>> > For GNATS both forms suck.
>> >
>> Has TNF considered switching from GNATS to Bugzilla?
> There have been some discussions about alternatives to GNATS in the
> past. Some of the obvious questions are:
> (1) Can the existing database be imported in any reasonable form?

If not, I would write an import filter GNATS -> Bugzilla for TNF!
Bugzilla is perl-based, so it should be possible for me ;)
This offer is valid for any else choosen perl or c/c++ based tracker.

> (2) Does a sane mail-only interface exist?

AFAIK, Bugzilla has such a thing. I'm unsure, if you must be registered to
submit a bug-report, what could be a bigger issue ...
Do we want reports from people who don't like to identify themself?

> (3) Does the alternative work without eating children^WCPUs for dinner?

I need a faster computer. Ever. Everything is to slow ;)

> I am not aware of any result so far. Please refrain from answering with
> "But issue tracker XXX works perfectly", I don't think it helps right
> now and is certainly not on-topic for this list, IMO.
> Joerg


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