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Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:32:25 +0200
From: Jukka Jylänki <>
Subject: Re: Please consider setting up a bug tracker?

Oh, submitting without registering to the list sounds good, I'll do that

As for github, adjectives like "utterly hideous", "slow as molasses" and
"often down" are of course subjective opinions, so I don't have any say on
that, but can I ask what kind of integration limitations it has that are
needed? Also, I haven't used cgit - what makes it better than GitHub in
your opinion?

2015-02-15 18:16 GMT+02:00 Rich Felker <>:

> On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 05:22:32PM +0200, Jukka Jylänki wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I just recently registered to the musl mailing list to report a bug,
> since
> > the FAQ here mentioned that there is
> no
> > separate tracker to report bugs to.
> >
> > Afterwards, I now realize that this was a bad idea, since the sheer
> amount
> > of uninteresting emails that I began getting make it difficult to filter
> > out the discussion around musl from the potential discussion to the bug I
> > reported, and I find it simplest to unregister from the mailing list
> after
> > reporting the bug. However, this kind of "fire and forget" bug reporting
> > feels bad, and I lose the way to keep in touch with the communication
> > around the bug.
> >
> > I see that the issue of setting up a bug tracker has already been
> discussed
> > before here . Has
> anything
> > changed with this respect?
> No, but I want a bug/patch tracker more than ever right now. There
> have been a lot of patches (and a few bug reports) coming in lately
> and it's hard to keep track of them all manually. So far bugzilla is
> probably the main candidate, but I also looked at a few others. I'd
> welcome input on what works well (both from a user standpoint and from
> an implementation-quality/hosting-considerations standpoint).
> As for having to subscribe to the list right now, you don't need to.
> You can report bugs as a non-subscriber. Mail goes to a moderation
> queue but I'll approve it. Please just include a note if you want to
> be CC'd on replies.
> > My recommendation would be to just set up a github repository and use the
> > github workflow of issues and pull requests for development, since that
> is
> > extremely popular for modern open source development and works well also
> > for non-core developers to chime in to the fun.
> Not going to happen. github is utterly hideous to work with. It's slow
> as molasses (the web ui), often down, and doesn't integrate well with
> other tools. They also have the absolute worst web-based git repo
> browser, which is completely unjustifiable when the best one (cgit) is
> free and essentially included with git.
> Rich

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