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From: Alisdair Meredith (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-24 13:05:00

Russell Hind wrote:

> Another group in our company uses BugZilla for an internal project, and
> I helped them out on it for a few months, and so had access to it. I
> liked it. Specifically:

We use BugZilla internally too, and I would describe it as 'rudimentary,
but adequate'. OTOH, we have not spent much time configuring it, so
there may be some unlocked potential.

One nice feature (for boost) is that you can assign 'owners' to projects
and sub-projects. When a bug is reported against a project it is
automatically assigned to this person, -> and they get an email
notifying them <-

Of course this feature could rapidly become rather annoying for anyone
who cannot maintain a long-term, active boost commitment. It may be
that certain library writers would want to delegate bug-support to
others in the community?

One problem I have with BugZ is that the default layouts are not very
easy to manage when you have a large number of projects (eg: one project
per boost lib will already be large) Simple navigation is annoying.

Of course, this can 'easily' be fixed by writing our own web pages as a
front-end, to manage and direct some of the complexity, grouping
projects into more manageable chunks etc.


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