Hi, Alexander Please note that as I am replying to your questions, I am in no position to do so. I do not (nor do I wish to appear to) represent the FreeBSD project in the respect your questions are asked.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 5:07 AM, Alexander Best<alexbes...@math.uni-muenster.de> wrote: > thanks for the link. although this wasn't the interview i was referring to the > announcement is great news. > > i don't quite understand though why there's the need to create a completely > new bug tracking system. is this due to technical issues or rather a matter of > not wanting to use what all the others are using? or to be more precise: a > matter of pride. > I doubt it is a matter of pride, but more technical reasons. The bug tracking system for the FreeBSD project needs to be very specific -- who has what PR, which PRs are untouched, which PR was resolved by which SVN commit, etc, etc. This is in addition to the 'separation' of the bugs -- networking, kernel, documentation, ports, and so on. > quite often i've been thinking: dealing with freebsd in general could be so > much easier if somebody just said: "alright! this is the way to go!" > > a lot of problems aren't really taken take of, but people talk about it for > ages not wanting to let go of ancient software e.g. > In a BSDTalk podcast interviewing a few of the core team members, this topic was brought up, and explained in some detail . The situation mentioned was the conversion from cvs to subversion, and how a change like that, as easy as it may sound on paper, really is not a matter of a simple code repository conversion -- there were a lot of things to consider. As I previously mentioned, I do not attempt to represent anyone in the decision making process for the project, but I think it is a safe assumption that these same considerations need to be taken into account for other major changes. [snip] > or take bug reports in general. everybody's concentrating on adding new > features to HEAD or participates in endless discussions about some unimportant > technical stuff where basically everybody tries to show off their tech > knowledge. > You sound like you're getting off topic to your own thread here... > there are PR reports with patches included which solve critical and sometimes > ancient bugs, but nobody's taking care of them. i know people who've been > trying to use freebsd since 4.X, but were unable due to a panic which has been > analysed and patched. the patch however never made it into the repository, > because nobody seems to care. > Could you provide some examples? > it's no big secret that submitting bug reports is basically a waste of time. How so? > if you have a patch for a problem and want to get it committed into HEAD or > STABLE you have to get in contact with somebody who has write access to svn. > Isn't that where filing a PR comes in?  - http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2009/05/bsdtalk173-few-freebsd-core-team.html -- Glen Barber _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"