From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-05 13:07:49
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Siek" <jsiek_at_[hidden]>
> From the developer's point of view, the only thing I don't like about the
> bug tracking system is that I have to open up a web browser and type in my
> answer in a text field. I'd much rather reply via email.
A small inconvenience, I agree.
> Perhaps we could just post bugs to the boost-bugs list and ditch the bug
> tracker? I think this would also avoid the problem Kevin describes of
> having to log in, or not logging in but then having it say "submitted by
Yes, but it leaves us with bigger problems. Bug reports can be forgotten or
ignored. This is especially problematic in a volunteer developer community
where people may not be able to work on the code frequently, much less
respond to mailing-list postings. If you respond directly to users, a record
of the transaction is lost. If you post to the boost-bugs list then the user
must subscribe, but we're trying to make the bug reporting system more
accessible, not less!
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