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[RFC] which bug tracker to use?

Author gstein
Full name Greg Stein
Date 2009-11-09 07:10:12 PST
Message 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/


In our discussion with the ASF Infrastructure Team, they have no
preference on which we choose. Both are equally supported.

For completeness:

3) Stick to Issuezilla on tigris.org

4) Use the issue tracker on Google Code in <some> appropriate project.
[this is my favorite tracker!]

5) Set up our own tracker on ASF hardware (eg. Trac). [I do not
recommend this; our project would have to maintain it; ASF Infra only
maintains Jira/Bugzilla]


For all options, other than (3), we will get a data dump of Issuezilla
from tigris.org (via XML export, or SQL datadump) and coax that into
the new tracker. I believe we can keep the same issue numbers in all
cases.


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.

Please provide your thoughts and comments. If there is no clear
direction, then we'll run a poll on the topic.

Cheers,
-g

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[RFC] which bug tracker to use? gstein Greg Stein 2009-11-09 07:10:12 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? cmpilato C. Michael Pilato 2009-11-09 07:50:27 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? arfrever Arfrever Frehtes Taifersar Arahesis 2009-11-12 21:34:36 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? markphip Mark Phippard 2009-11-09 07:57:15 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? jerenkrantz Justin Erenkrantz 2009-11-09 08:06:25 PST
         Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? hwright Hyrum K. Wright 2009-11-09 08:09:26 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> Ivan Zhakov <ivan at visualsvn dot com> 2009-11-09 08:13:40 PST
         Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? fugazi Larry Shatzer 2009-11-09 08:20:56 PST
         Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? jerenkrantz Justin Erenkrantz 2009-11-09 08:29:23 PST
             Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? dlr Daniel Rall 2009-11-09 09:34:13 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? brane Branko Cibej 2009-11-09 09:45:39 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? e_wong Edmund Wong 2009-11-09 16:56:04 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? gavinbaumanis Gavin Baumanis 2009-11-09 21:08:16 PST
     Re: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? stylesen Senthil Kumaran S 2009-11-10 00:26:52 PST
     RE: [RFC] which bug tracker to use? rhuijben Bert Huijben 2009-11-10 06:35:46 PST
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