Unifying bugtracking

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Sun Mar 9 08:06:49 PDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 15:40 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Murat Gunes wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 11:12 +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> > 
> >> From what I can gather of of the goals is to create a system whereby
> >> different bugtrackers can communicate automagically. This would allow
> >> e.g. a bug reported in distro X can be connected to an upstream bug.
> >> When the upstream bug is commented on, resolved or has attachments added
> >> etc. this can be pushed to the distro bugs.
> > 
> > This is exactly what happens when an upstream bug watch is added to a
> > bug report in a distribution package in Launchpad [1]. We use it all the
> > time in Ubuntu to track the status of upstream bugs.
> > 
> Yes and thats all very nice, except that its _totally_ useless for other 
> distro's as launchpad is not opensource.
> Sorry I know this is a collaboration list, but please don't go tell us how 
> fantastic your _closed source_ solution is.

sadly, i have to agree. Launchpad is really good at what it does (as far
as tracking bugs goes), but isnt all that useful to a free software

> Regards,
> Hans
Karl Goetz,
Debian user / Ubuntu contributor / gNewSense contributor
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