Karim BELABAS on Mon, 31 Mar 2003 21:53:31 +0200 (MEST)

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On Mon, 31 Mar 2003, Bill Allombert wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 07:04:59PM +0100, Karim BELABAS wrote:
>> On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Igor Schein wrote:
>>> The next step would be to use bugzilla for bug reporting, but I think we
>>> lack resources to have this established.
>> It would be overkill at this point. All the more as I won't have much time
>> for PARI in the months to come (say, until September).
> iIf you lack time to fix bugs, this rather advocate in favour of a bug
> tracking system, so that you do not need to archive all the bug report
> found by that time.
> If we finally get a dedicated PARI machine at Bordeaux, I can try to
> set up a BTS, but I would rather choose debbugs than bugzilla.
> OK I am biaised, but debbugs is simpler and more 'open': you do not
> need to register, there is no priviledged users, etc...

If somebody else is taking charge of this, then this is an entirely different
question :-).

It is indeed very desirable to have a public (and publicly archived) bug
tracking system. It seems bugzilla is the de facto (open) standard, though.
And probably configurable to emulate whatever behaviour we'd think advisable.

Anyway, if you are the one who will set this up, then it's of course up to
you to choose the tools you'll be willing to maintain.


Karim Belabas                     Tel: (+33) (0)1 69 15 57 48
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