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SubjectRe: Bug tracking in the run up from 2.5 to 2.6
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On Thu, 2002-10-17 at 15:52, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> We're proposing to create a bug tracking system to help keep track of
> 2.5 kernel bugs ... in an attempt to help get 2.5 stabilised as quickly as
> possible.
>
> It would be based on Bugzilla, and open for anyone to log bugs against
> 2.5, though those would then be filtered by a set of "maintainers" to keep
> the quality of the data up to snuff. Ideally those would be the subsystem
> maintainers as we know them now, though in the event that certain people
> weren't interested, we'd find a "bugzilla maintainer" for the subsystem to
> fill that role.
>
> IBM's Linux Technology Centre is willing to provide the machine, admin,
> and people to help maintain the data in the database. We have someone
> who's kindly agreed in principle to host the machine for us (feel free to
> speak up if you like, otherwise I'll wait until the proposal is firmed up).
>
Thanks for asking before you used my name. :-)

But yes OSDL would host it.

Tim

> We'll also have a slew of engineers dedicated to stabilise 2.5 after the
> freeze, but this is not intended to be solely an IBM thing by any means;
> we're volunteering to host the tracking database on behalf of the community,
> and do some of the dirty work of administration. The intent is to have this
> up and running by Halloween, and for a signification cross-section of the
> community to use it.
>
> So ... are the maintainers interested in working with this kind of system?
> We really need to get some feedback before commiting resources to doing
> this - if you'd be willing to close out bugs as you find / fix them, please let
> me know. This is a web interface system, with handy email triggers, and is
> very easy to use.
>
> Feedback saying "well, it'll only be useful if you do XYZ" is welcome too.
> We're very unlikely to change tools to use something other than Bugzilla
> at this point, so that's not really open for debate.
>
I would like to know this also. :-)

Tim

> Martin.
>
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