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Subject: Re: [boost] [GIT] What happens to the Trac?
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-17 13:39:20

on Mon Dec 17 2012, Julian Gonggrijp <> wrote:

> Beman Dawes wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:52 AM, John Maddock wrote:
>>> Currently the issue tracker is somewhat nicely integrated with SVN, what are
>>> we doing for issue tracking short/medium/long term?
>>> Apologies if this has been covered already, John.
>> It hasn't been covered, and certainly merits a FAQ entry at the least.
>> I'm pretty sure we are keeping the same trac, but we need Dave or
>> someone else could fill in the details.
> Why not switch to the GitHub issue tracker? That should be nicely
> integrated with Git.

The most obvious reasons:

1. We shouldn't make too many changes all at once

2. Existing links and references in commit messages would all break

3. Someone would need to import all the Trac issues into the GH tracker

4. There's actually one tracker per repository, which potentially
   complicates the transition a lot.

Dave Abrahams
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