Jelmer Vernooij <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Have you seen bugs everywhere (http://www.bugseverywhere.org) ? It's a > distributed bug tracker that stores bug information as metadata in VCS > branches.
I'm currently working on <URL:http://bugs.debian.org/477125> a Debian package for Bugs Everywhere <URL:http://bzr.debian.org/bzr/collab-maint/bugs-everywhere/>. > I don't think it's exactly what you're talking about but it may be a > source of inspiration. Bugs Everywhere is a simple idea that is a good way to have a BTS for people whose main mode of collaborating is via a DVCS, and won't or can't set up a central bug tracker. This fits enough projects that I'm on that I was motivated to package it in Debian. However, I think that for people who have 'debbugs' to work with (i.e. the Debian project), Bugs Everywhere might actually be a step *backward* from 'debbugs'. Currently, a Bugs Everywhere database is visible only to those who use the VCS to get a copy of the branch, and use the Bugs Everywhere command-line tool to query the database. The 'debbugs' available to Debian developers has a web interface that over the last few years provides comprehensive order out of the chaos of our bug database. Currently, a Bugs Everywhere database can be manipulated only be people who will use the VCS to get a branch, use the command-line tool to manipulate bugs, and use the VCS again to propagate their changes to others. Using 'debbugs' requires only that one know how to send email. These interface issues alone are enough to disqualify something like Bugs Everywhere from being proposed as a serious alternative to Debian's 'debbugs' instance. Likely a quick look at the actual features of Bugs Everywhere would easily come up with other shortcomings compared to 'debbugs', but I won't. -- \ “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” | `\ —Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 | _o__) | Ben Finney _______________________________________________ vcs-pkg-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/vcs-pkg-discuss