Bug Tracking System [Was: Re: final thoughts - bug tracking system]

Emiel Kollof coolvibe at hackerheaven.org
Mon Sep 19 15:26:09 PDT 2005

On Monday 19 September 2005 22:23, Bill Huey wrote:


> If you've choosen C as your development language, you might end up screwing
> a bunch of folks up with an unmaintainable application. You have enough
> work on your hands without being clouded by an NIH (not invented here) kind
> of attitude.
> That's my comments on the matter.

Knowing Matt a little, he will not shoot us all in the foot, not even 
relationally (get the pun?). I'm for one impressed with the efficiency he's 
doing it. 

And as for java, well, it might not be a solution for us _now_, at least not 
yet. Sure, this could all be done better with managed code, but if a well 
written C application does the trick too, then fine.

Do know that one advantage of doing this in C is, that it can be included into 
the base system, at least the bug-reporting tools. Which leaves me one 

Matt, any reservations against using LGPL as the license to the backplane 
database instead of GPL? With LGPL at least, the viralness of the GPL perse 
doesn't affect any components linking with Backplane, and then parts of it 
can be included into the base system (think bug-reporting utilities from the 
command-line), while still forcing the freeness of the backplane components 
(which is why you think of GPL, I assume) without "infecting" the rest of 

The GPL is bad for libraries IMNSHO. RMS (our favourite crackpot ;) once made 
the (big) mistake of GPL'ing the readline library, with obvious 

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