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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: policy question
Date Wed, 20 Aug 2003 21:23:59 GMT
I've asked that question before, and been told that CVS is mandatory, the
official web site must be on the ASF infrastructure, but that other tools
might not be mandatory.

Personally, I'm not entirely comfortable with more and more projects going
to werken/codehaus to use jira, but I can't quite put my finger on why I'm
bothered.  It seems that the worst that could happen would be if those
foreign trackers were lose the database (we've no control over their backup
practices).  Mind you, that would be bad enough.

I would like to see an issue tracking tool that better integrates with our
revision control system.  I don't think that can be done without having
control of the tools.  But the major problem seems to be bugzilla.

People hate bugzilla.  I don't blame them.  I find the reporting process to
be painfully slow as an end user, and the configuration is not kept current.
Too much is put onto the infrastructure team.  Projects haven't been setup,
new version tags haven't been added, etc.

John Mcnally has said that he'll install the new version of Scarab.  There
is also Jira, which I am told we could install.  Either way, bugzilla seems
to be the one tool that is driving projects to use foreign tools, and so if
we want a policy that tells projects to use our tools, we've got to do
something about bugzilla.

That was why I had recently asked if the new scarab would be capable of
importing bugzilla, in case it was finally ready to replace it for us.

	--- Noel

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