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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Either revive or deactivate bug-, suggestion and patch

From: Norbert Nemec
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Either revive or deactivate bug-, suggestion and patch-tracker at Savannah?
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 17:38:54 +0100
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Sorry for the wrong accusation: taking a closer look, the bugtracker
actually is very active.

The actual problem seems to be, that the link given on
contains a large number of options which results in an odd selection of
19 old bugs. Not having done any further investigation, that gave me the
impression of a dead collection of old bugs.

A better link to give at that page would be

Furthermore, I would suggest, taking the <address@hidden> address from
the "contacts" page and instead mention it at the "bugs" page as a last
resort (for those who prefer email to the bugtracker).

Finally, I would suggest to set the "Status" field of old bugs to
something more informative. This is the simplest way to show any visitor
that bugs are not simply ignored.


Joris van der Hoeven wrote:

>On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 02:19:42PM +0100, Norbert Nemec wrote:
>>Hi there,
>>just wondering: for bugreports, the TeXmacs site suggests both, the
>>eMail address
>>    <address@hidden>
>>and the bugtracker at savannah.
>>The bugtracker seems completely desolate, containing bugs dating back to
>>If the bugtracker cannot be kept up-to-date, it would be a very good
>>idea to close it completely. On the other hand, a well-maintained
>>bugtracker certainly is a much better option than a mailing-address and
>>will even make life easier for the maintainers themselves.
>>The same is true for the suggestion- and the patch-tracker: An out-of
>>date tracker is worse than none at all. However since it is there, I
>>would assume that it will be in the interest of everyone to actually use it.
>It is not because certain bugs have not been fixed since three years that
>this is so for all bugs. By taking a closer look you would have noticed that
>about 15 bugs were solved yesterday...
>Best wishes, Joris
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