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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: JIRA migration
Date Fri, 30 Jul 2004 09:53:00 GMT
On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 09:54:26AM +0200, Antoine Levy-Lambert wrote:
> Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> >On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, Antoine Levy-Lambert <> wrote:
> >
> >>I wonder whether we should start a new vote on this issue, or is
> >>there a compelling reason to stay with Bugzilla ?
> >>   
> >Is there a compelling reason to move?
> >
> There is no compelling reason to move. JIRA just looks nicer.

>From a scan of my ant-dev mailbox, 40% of list traffic is Bugzilla
emails.  So for Ant, I'd suggest a bugtracker's _email_ interface is much
more important than its web interface.  People aren't forced to deal with
Bugzilla's UI very often, so who cares if it's slightly ugly?

OTOH if JIRA can improve 40% of list traffic in some small way, that
might be considered 'compelling'.

In the current JIRA release:

 - Notification emails are threaded, so all mails about a bug can be
   easily grouped.
 - Replying to a JIRA email automatically adds a comment (once set up).

And in the next JIRA release:

 - From: address includes the creator/commenter's name, of the form "Joe
   Bloggs (JIRA)" <>
 - Clean uncluttered email format (admittedly the current JIRA format is

So it might be worth waiting for the next JIRA release before deciding.

> >I still don't care too much as long as we retain history and
> >bugreports.
> The most important point.

It would all be preserved.  Imported bugs can be searched for by old
Bugzilla ID, and if someone is handy with mod_rewrite, Bugzilla URLs
could be redirected to JIRA URLs.


> Antoine

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