Koko in KDEReview

Nate Graham nate at kde.org
Tue May 4 17:09:53 BST 2021

On 5/4/21 8:54 AM, Halla Rempt wrote:
> On Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:26:22 CEST Nate Graham wrote:
>> Again, my point was not that everything about GLI is universally better
>> than everything about BZ. Just that most things are mostly better in
>> most ways that most of us care about.
> List them? I cannot think of a single thing that's good...

* Far simpler interface means that it's harder to get confused and 
accidentally add information in the wrong place
* Inline images makes it much easier to describe a bug visually compared 
to BZ where images are attachments that you have to go out of your way 
to view in another tab or whatever
* Being able to edit the text allows for the correction of typos and 
adding additional information rather than useless extra comments
* Mentioning an issue in another issue automatically creates a link to 
it, rendering the "See also" feature of BZ obsolete and removing the 
manual chore of having to manually link issues
* Tighter integration with the GitLab Merge Request feature without the 
need for a fragile bot
* Tighter integration with other GitLab features such as milestones
* Many more "closes X" keywords are accepted, reducing the chance that a 
merge request will try to close a bug report on merge but fail due to 
not getting the syntax quite right
* Per-project templates
* One fewer dedicated service for our overstretched sysadmins to host
* Responsive upstream
* Possibility of improvements over time

I could go on for longer if you want, but this is just what I came up 
with after a few moments of thinking about it. I won't pretend that GLI 
is perfect, and there are unresolved questions regarding how we would 
handle something like the "plasmashell" product that aggregates bug 
reports for user-facing components that live in many different repos. 
The search is less powerful too (though much faster). But let's all try 
to have an open mind. I don't think we'll get anywhere if anyone says, 
"no way, no how, never ever, over my dead body."


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