bugs.kde.org -> bugzilla??

Helio Chissini de Castro helio at conectiva.com.br
Sun Aug 18 10:06:49 BST 2002

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Here at Conectiva the main bugtrack system is Bugzilla. 
Now the current version is a new one recently upgraded and if you want see by 
yourselfs you can go to http://snapshot.conectiva.com.br.
New interface can be fast and very simple. 
I was questioned by our mangers if could integrate kbugbuster to see out 
bugzilla base. The hard part is could be possible, but large patrs need be 
rewrited. The good part is that modifications could is not to dificult, just 
take time.
Our bugzilla maintainer, Claudio Matsuoka, added a search interface to 
bugzilla to easily help find details, called BOOGLE ( funny name, ahn ? ), 
and search all comments and data stored.
But, if counts, i think that move to Bugzilla is a good thing..

Regards, Helio

On Sunday 18 August 2002 11:05, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm currently evaluating the use of bugzilla at
> bugs.kde.org.
> Our current bug system is an early fork of the
> debian bug system, which has been developed
> a lot since then. The problems with our current
> approach are massive:
>   all bugs are stored in one directory three files
>     per bug (and you know yourself how many bugs
>     we have), which makes accesses to it very slow.
>   the HTML pages are staticly generated by a process
>     that runs all couple of hours making it hard to say
>     if a bug is closed after you wrote a mail.
>   we needed kbugbuster to have a useful interface to
>     our bug system as the web interface itself is only
>     read only. So we got the great kbugbuster to work
>     around that weakness
>   you can't query bugs. Daniel did a great job finetuning
>     htdig, but you can't query e.g. grave bugs of konqueror,
>     kio, kio_http. You have to click a lot to get that.
>     Or something simple as: all bugs reported by
>     coolo at kde.org, that are still open.
>   the TODO list Dirk added isn't used, as it adds another layer
>     on top of the bug system and isn't really integrated.
>   the bug system isn't really maintained as it is.
> from my look at bugzilla, it seems to solve all this. At some
> parts it appears as a shift of pradigmas, but I hope it will
> make us much more productive as the introduction of
> kbugbuster did.
> As I said, the debian bug system has changed since then
> a lot too, so changing to the new version would solve some
> of our problems too, but not all of them and changing from the
> old DBTS to the new one is the same amount of work than
> to change to completly different BTS.
> My question now is: did someone else notice that my lines
> got longer and longer as I write? :)
> Do you have other input? I guess, most of you have no
> idea how our current bug system looks like internally, so it
> will be mostly about using BTSs - please tell me, but leave
> out emotions if you can ;)
> Greetings, Stephan

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