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Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:54:32 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Time for an issue tracker?

On Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:47:13 -0400
Rich Felker <> wrote:

> It would help if sh4rm4 would use the list... :) This patch has been
> in the works and under discussion for about a week on IRC, but got
> little/no attention on the mailing list.

Patches on IRC rather suck for discussion:
-no permanent record of suggestions
(you have to be there/have a bot logging the channel...which is not
possible with an ephemeral connection like I have.)
-no public record
-render inline comments impractical

That said, IRC is great when you're asking about _revising_ a patch.

> I'd like to have an issue tracker too. My preference is always one
> where you can do most of the work by email if you prefer, but nowadays
> I don't mind using the web interface either. I'm not sure how other
> contributors feel about this, but I suspect we have some who won't
> bother with the issue tracker unless they can use it comfortably via
> email and/or a text-based web browser... :-)

The way Debian's bug tracker works? or different?
And yes, you're right on the last count.  The most feature-rich browser
I've gotten working on musl is dillo, but I prefer to just start
links.  I'm a lot more likely to report issues while I'm running muslin
than under Ubuntu. ;)

Isaac Dunham

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