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Author Topic: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers  (Read 9867 times)

Witek Mozga

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Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« on: December 28, 2007, 04:09:30 am »

Hi,

I have a request to developers: could you arrange some kind of bugtracking system? I noticed that many bugs reported already are still persistent. I imagine that when a bug is reported by a user, a developer records it to the bugtracking system. Then its status can be trackable: fixed or being worked on, etc. Currently I am under the impression that some bugs are ignored or forgotten which seems a bit annoying for those who keeps reporting them.

What do you think?

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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 04:47:03 am »

I vaguely remember a topic like this a while ago...
If my memory serves me right, there was a bug tracker set up for VL, but then nobody used it  ::)
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 06:45:13 am »

This would be a really kool feature and would help boost production IMO.
I say we need it

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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 06:57:35 am »

I agree.  User input about the way things work is easily buried undiscovered in the forums.
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 08:32:32 am »

Amen to that. And it would be nice with a "list of known issues" with every release.
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007, 08:38:15 am »

I agree.  User input about the way things work is easily buried undiscovered in the forums.

exactly
it'd be nice to have what nightflier said, and have the devs update the status of the bug reports instead of just a thread that gets flooded with things people like and dislike about the release

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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 09:22:33 am »

IIRC, there was an article in the recent past (maybe cait linked to it) indicating that a bug-tracking system is one of the aspects of a distro that increase it's "professionalism" (for lack of a better word).

I'd like to see an official bug-tracking system as well.
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2007, 09:35:39 am »

me too.
anyone know of a good free one?
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2007, 10:24:38 am »

« Last Edit: December 28, 2007, 10:37:17 am by easuter »
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2007, 10:35:26 am »

I like edgewall.org

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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2007, 11:52:56 am »

Guys... this idea crops up every so often and I have to keep saying the same thing... ;):

We already had a bugtracker, but nobody would use it, it finally died of natural causes... ::)

In fact, we had 2, the one on our SourceForge project page is still there last time I looked, it just needs some more sub-projects and categories... :)
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2007, 11:59:15 am »

How about a bug report subforum with posting rules?
1 bug per thread
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2007, 12:05:02 pm »

Hmm... Now that I re-read my post I hope I didn't come across the wrong way... I believe we seriously need a bugtracker. I was just stating the sad fact that we've have never managed to get people (even the devs) to use them.
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2007, 12:06:59 pm »

Hmm... Now that I re-read my post I hope I didn't come across the wrong way... I believe we seriously need a bugtracker. I was just stating the sad fact that we've have never managed to get people (even the devs) to use them.

My guess would be to make bugtracker usage a rule and enforce it via moderation. We just need someone who can discern whether problems are most likely third-party software bugs or Vector's problem.

(And, yes, I think I have the time to do that.)
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Re: Bugtracking system - proposal to developers
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 12:47:40 pm »

If my memory serves me right, there was a bug tracker set up for VL, but then nobody used it  ::)

What do you mean nobody? If you think that forum users are supposed to record the bugs directly, well, this not a good idea IMHO. The users are not to blame. I imagine that developers are those who should record the bugs from the forum to the system. They must track bugs anyway, so why not to avoid mess and make it clearer?
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