Independent Fedora bug tracker
Basil Mohamed Gohar
abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org
Wed Apr 22 16:23:31 UTC 2009
On 04/23/2009 12:14 AM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> Biggest Con is that infrastructure which already has limited resources would
> need to run it. AFAIK we have no one with experience that could setup and run
> a bugzilla/ other bug tracking system. this is largely the reason why we have
> not done it.
> The other reason its not been done is that we need a way to move bugs to Red
> Hat's bugzilla and move from Red Hat's bugzilla to whatever we run. people
> misfile bugs. they effect fedora and rhel and need cloning. there is alot of
> extra bits needed that you seem to not have considered.
> Step 1 find people to do the work,
> Step 2 do an analysis of the needed workflows.
> Step 3 find hardware, bandwidth and all needed resources
> Step 4 setup system, and migration plans
> Just trying to point out its not as simple as you seem to think.
Actually, I think the Fedora Infrastructure team, from what I've
witnessed, is more the capable of doing this. Unless I'm totally
clueless (which I may be), if Fedora Infrastructure undertook running an
issue tracking system themselves, I do not think it would be the most
complex system in the whole project. I think they handle far more
challenging tasks on a day-to-day basis.
I think the misfiling of bugs would be far *less* if we had separate
issue trackers. What are the odds a Fedora user is going to file
something on Red Hat's Bugzilla, if they've never heard of it before (I
can understand, during the transition, a lot of this happening).
Likewise, who would file a bug for RHEL in Fedora's issue tracker, if
they're completely separate websites? Maybe I just didn't understand
what you meant here.
I definitely didn't think it was simple. Rather, I feel it is important
and we should make a goal to achieve.
And everyone keeps talking about bandwidth for Bugzilla. Am I missing
something? Are there huge binary files being transferred that I'm
missing? How many GB/day are we talking?
I believe allowing Fedora Infrastructure to run their own issue tracker
will result in a leaner & meaning instance that will likely run better
than Red Hat's, if only because it'll be fresher, but also because
they'll have greater control to suit the community's needs.
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