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Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 10:50:25 -0500

Greg Stein wrote:
> Hi all,
> Now that we're in the Incubator and on our way to becoming an Apache
> project, one of the items that we need to select is which bug tracker
> to use.
> I'll preface this with: the ASF does not *mandate* that we use its
> facilities for bug tracking. It only wants source control and the
> original distribution point to be on ASF hardware. I'm not necessarily
> advocating that we keep a separate tracker (user confusion), but it is
> possible. Weigh the pros/cons in your mind.
> The ASF provides two bug trackers:
> 1) Jira at http://issues.apache.org/jira/
> 2) Bugzilla at http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/

As long as we have the option, I *strongly* favor using open-source software
(unless doing so causes an unnatural burden due to software suckage).
Unless I'm mistaken, that rules out Jira.

> Lastly: note that since we are not required to use ASF hardware, the
> move to a new issue tracker is not a requirement for Incubator
> graduation. While I hope to see us graduate in about 7 weeks, we can
> take several months to get the issue tracker migration Done Right.

Agreed -- let's take the time to do this right the first time.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2009-11-09 16:50:36 CET

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