Using github for issues/collaboration

Antonio Huete Jimenez ahuete.devel at
Thu Feb 13 06:26:57 PST 2014

Hi Michael,

Honestly I don't see any compelling reasons in your email for us to
switch to Github. But I'd be interested in knowing what are those
collaboration barriers you see in Redmine.

We could say that many other projects are sucessfully using Redmine
for their issue tracking too.

Anyways, I have to agree with someone who's wiser than me in that
"Changing bug tracking system is not going to solve the tickets
themselves". So from my point of view there are other areas that would
need much more love than tracker itself :-)

Best regards,
Antonio Huete

2014-02-13 14:27 GMT+01:00 Michael Neumann <mneumann at>:
> Hi,
> What do the developers think about using github for collaboration on the
> DragonFly project?
> I don't want to step on anyone's foots, but personally I prefer it over
> redmine.
> For me it lowers the barrier of collaboration and communication
> significantly.
> For example GSoC projects could be suggested on the issues system and people
> can comment on it
> much more easily as it is right now possible in our Wiki.
> I understand that having the issues system under our control has some
> advantages. But
> github is a very open system, so all data can be easily retrieved by an API
> (to backup etc).
> All I can say is that other open-source projects use it with great success
> (for example mozilla/rust),
> and I'd like to make it easier for users to submit bug reports or to
> collaborate on ideas.
> If there is general consensus that this is a good idea, I'd volunteer to
> migrate the issues from redmine to
> a test repository on github, so that people can see how it would look like.
> I think one functionality that we'd loose
> is the ability to answer issues via the bugs at dragonfly mailing list. But
> replying to an issue sent via github would
> of course work.
> Regards,
>   Michael

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