Re: [dev] GSoC 2010

From: Peter John Hartman <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 08:46:10 -0500 (EST)

I agree about the issue trackers + the mail integration. A small
suggestion: none of the issue/bug tracking systems do collaboration very
well either. What I mean by "collaboration" is the capacity to pass a
single document back and forth with several "notes" appended to it. a giant
"comments" list isn't very good (no inline comments) and forums are dumb.


sic dicit magister P.
On Wed, 3 Mar 2010, Anselm R Garbe wrote:
> Another idea that I'd like to push this year is the creation of a
> suckless issue tracking/bug tracking system. All existing systems suck
> and it is still a burden for projects and small businesses to track
> bugs or customer issues in less sucking ways. The existing
> alternatives are all a big desgrace, can't speak of those commercial
> ones, but I guess they ain't any better than the floss ones.
> Approaches like trac do too many things, and hence fail at doing issue
> tracking right. A friend pointed me to the debian bug tracking system
> ( and I must admit I kind of
> like parts of it.
> I think it is a strong requirement for a decent issue tracker to have
> a decent mail integration, people don't want to use hairy web
> interfaces and developers or customer relation staff doesn't wants to
> use them either -- RT for instance is good in the mail integration,
> but it does too many things and has a bad web interface that really
> sucks.
> Kind regards,
> Anselm
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