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Subject: Re: [boost] [git] automatic ticket closing
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 11:28:23


On 12/05/2013 01:00 AM, Bjorn Reese wrote:
> On 12/05/2013 12:53 AM, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> I think the same thing is happening as happened with Git itself. You can
>> speculate about whether A is better than B all you want, but actually
>> using
>> something alters your perspective. If I had to put my finger on what
>> is was
>> in the case of the issues lists, I would say the responsiveness of the
>> GitHub issue tracker. But whatever it is, something is making me want to
>> abandon the old trac issue tracker ASAP.
> Please notice that the GitHub issue tracker does not allow you to attach
> patches (you can only attach graphics.)

Patches aren't the only use for attachments. Test
cases are also common (and absolutely critical). If
the github issue tracker doesn't support attachments,
then it's simply a non-starter.

> This raises the question if the only way to contribute will be through
> GitHub pull requests. While these certainly are convenient to the
> maintainers, they do require extra work for the casual contributor:

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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