[Dovecot] Bugtracking system

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Dec 6 23:37:11 EET 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 13:22 -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, seth vidal wrote:
> >> Mantis has a much better interface, and is much more straightforward to
> >> configure and use. Please save the database elitism for the
> >> linux-vs-freebsd and atari-vs-commodore flame lists where those
> >> discussions belong.
> > umm are you kidding?
> > mantis screen shot:
> > http://linux.duke.edu/~skvidal/misc/mantis-screenshot.png
> > bugzilla screen shot:
> > http://linux.duke.edu/~skvidal/misc/bugzilla-screenshot.png
> > trac screen shot:
> > http://linux.duke.edu/~skvidal/misc/trac-screenshot.png
> > mantis is a pain in the arse to navigate, by far
> no seth, I am not kidding.
> try _USING_ the freaking things. bugzilla is cumbersome (and this is well 
> and widely known). it is also pretty freaking ugly.

I've used mantis unfortunately more than I'd like with centos and I find
the interface confusing and cumbersome. Maybe with some interface design
work it could be okay but it's excruciating as-is. Beyond that there is
the pain that it is b/c it is php-based. I'm positive I'm not the only
sysadmin here who cringes whenever asked for access to some other php

> http://bugs.mantisbt.org/view.php?id=6254
> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=24004

the second one is much much easier to follow - less kludgy and confusing
box colors to distract you from the content.

> http://bugs.mantisbt.org/view_all_bug_page.php
> http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/buglist.cgi?product=gcc&bug_status=UNCONFIRMED

Same as above.

> when you have a lot of bugs upen and juggling a lot of bugs simultaneously
> (not uncommon for a development session), mantis is a lot easier and more 
> convenient to use than bugzilla.

It adds more whizbang things in the interface and makes it MORE

focus on lesscode and less confusion.


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