Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] Patches in trac...
From: Vladimir Prus (vladimir_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-08 12:56:52

Marshall Clow wrote:

> At BoostCon last year, we had a discussion about the Trac system.
> One of the things that we discussed was the fact that the "Patches" tag in Trac
> was really a bad way to label things.
> Don't get me wrong - patches are a good thing.
> However, if a submitted patch fixes a problem, it should be
> categorized as a "bug report" with a fix attached. And if a patch
> adds new functionality, it should be categorized as a "feature
> request" with a proposed implementation attached.
> The conclusion that was reached at the end of the discussion was that
> we wanted to get rid of the "Patches" label for Trac tickets, and to
> move all the existing patches to either "Bugs" or "Feature Requests".
> I am proposing that this happen immediately after the release of
> version 1.39 - or immediately after BoostCon, say.
> What do people think?

I am no sure this is good idea. Patches should be explicitly marked, and further, should be
given priority treatment -- and mixing them with Bug/Feature Request
will make it hard to even see what is patch.

- Volodya

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at