[Libreoffice-qa] Bugzilla replacement

bjoern bjoern.michaelsen at canonical.com
Thu Nov 28 12:34:17 PST 2013

On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 02:19:59PM -0500, Robinson Tryon wrote:
> I've only looked at Redmine very briefly, but it does seem like an
> interesting tool.

RedMine looks very promising to me (I assume it to be at least as good as trac
and I liked trac a lot) -- actually I dearly want to play with it to see what
good it can do for us.

That said, the majority of the work wouldnt be the bugs themselves (and that
migrating that would already be huge), but also rewriting all the bazillion
small things that glue stuff together like:
- bug stats for the ESC
- wiki integration
- commit notification on bugs
- email list forwarding
- twitter feeds
- adjusting common workflows
- migrating over all current users
- finding a sweet spot in the release cycle where this is least painful
- .... lots of other stuff ....

some of the above is just as much work as setting up RedMine and migrating the
data, some of it is at least ten times as much work (namely pestering all our
existing bugzilla users to migrate). So IMHO this isnt something to consider
for LibreOffice the product in 2013 or 2014. Maybe later. ;)



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