Re: Does the bug tracker actually work?

Havoc Pennington <> writes:

> I have used both fairly extensively and yes debbugs is not as nice. It
> doesn't have very sophisticated queries, it doesn't let you assign
> bugs to persons, you can't get on the "CC" list for a bug, there are
> no priorities (only severities), there's only an email interface which
> I find less convenient than the web interface (granted the reverse is
> true if you have a slow net connection). Bugzilla is actively
> maintained, debbugs no one is fixing. Bugzilla lets us separate
> different releases (GNOME 1.0, GNOME 1.2, etc.). Bugzilla lets us
> present a constrained list of packages and versions instead of letting
> users make up package names. Bugzilla has two nice formats for query
> results (one with just bug title, priority, etc. and one with the full
> bug description). Bugzilla can assign bugs to individuals and mail
> them about changes. Bugzilla lets you assign any bug to any email
> address. Bugzilla lets you save custom queries, and choose a sort
> order for the query. Bugzilla has bug dependencies.

Woah, quite a long list of features which debbugs does not have.

Martin Baulig (private) (work)

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