Bruce Momjian wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > 
> > > > In Debian's bug tracking system, when the bug is created (which is done
> > > > by sending an email to a certain address) it gets a number, and the
> > > > email is distributed to certain lists.  People can then reply to that
> > > > mail, and send messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] and it gets tracked in
> > > > the bug, and you can see all those messages in the bug report.  I
> > > > ass-ume that BZ 3.0 does something similar.
> > > 
> > > But often a TODO item has multiple threads containing details (often
> > > months apart), and it isn't obvious at the time the thread is started
> > > that this will happen.  Note the number of TODO items that now have
> > > multiple URLs.  How is that handled?
> > 
> > Just add the bug address to CC and reply to it, just like when you reply
> > to say "added to TODO", only that you don't need to manually go and
> > modify the TODO file by hand.  The bug tracking system puts that mail
> > into the bug report.  Subsequent followups keep the bug address in CC
> > and thus the whole discussion is saved in the bug report.
> Right, but you are adding the bug addresss at the end of the email
> thread.  How do you point to the email you want to reference?

I am not sure.  We will have to investigate more the capabilities of the
bug tracking system we intend to use.  In the worst case one could add
the URL for the archived message copy; second worst would be bouncing
(hopefully not forward) the interesting messages to the bug address.  

If we had our own method for fetching a message by Message-Id, we could
add Message-Ids to bugs reports.  In the meantime we could use Gmane's.

Alvaro Herrera                      
The PostgreSQL Company - Command Prompt, Inc.

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