final thoughts - bug tracking system
hmp at backplane.com
Sat Sep 17 14:13:14 PDT 2005
To be honest, I am really not fussed what we end up with, as long as it
allows us to keep track of issues and feature requests with DragonFly.
Lets be honest people, that's what we all want and nothing more; the rest
is just fancy tinkering that is labeled as "helpful."
I am worried, that all BSD communities keep saying that Java is
frightening and something very heavyweight. Well, I have to disagree with
that purely on the grounds of principle; just because we don't support
JAVA properly does not mean we should call it the nasties.
Maybe this is the wakeup call that everyone needs to recognize the we need
to strengthen our Java support and do something about it in a pro-active
Anyway, back to the original issue, it seems that a lot of people are not
pleased about use of closed-source applications even when projects like
Apache who know their legalese *very well* seem to be using it for taking
care of their problems. I for one like to learn from past lessons and it
tells me, this discussion has turned into a similar debate as to what we
were going to use as the DragonFly's package system.
Note how I am not even bothering to say which issue tracking system will
end up being used by DragonFly. :-)
hmp at xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:They aren't non-issues. However, given how our own website looks the Jira
:front-end will be a welcome relief to people (and no, I don't think our
:website framework invites one to hack on it, sorry).
I spent maybe a few days at most putting that framework together. If
you don't like it, then spend a few days cleaning it up or redoing it.
If you think maintaining something like Jira is going to cost less
time in the long term then spending a few days (or even weeks) fixing
our main web site, it's a pipe dream.
It's one thing to slap something together and get it working, quite
another to actually use it in production, keep it maintained for the
long term, and add new features and upgrades. Jira could have the best
UI in the world but I just don't trust that we can maintain it in the
long term. I don't trust the commercial support. I don't trust the java
infrastructure, and I especially don't trust whatever nasties are going
to pop in the future for the next version, or the version after that,
because I've had to maintain that sort of stuff before and it usually
becomes a disaster in the long term once the commercial entity that made
it stops supporting it. I am certainly not going to run something that
takes a lot of effort to upgrade... and believe me, ANYTHING based on
java takes a lot of effort to ugprade if the vendor starts relying on
anything other then basic java constructs. I have enough problems
just using Java, because of SUN's braindamaged policies. I do not
want java in our core, production infrastructure.
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