[Pharo-dev] Patches for Pharo packages you are maintaining

Frank Shearar frank.shearar at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 06:48:15 EST 2013


On 24 November 2013 09:28, Stéphane Ducasse <stephane.ducasse at inria.fr> wrote:
>
> On Nov 23, 2013, at 10:51 PM, Lorenz Köhl <lorenz at quub.de> wrote:
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>>>>> So registering on Pharo tracker *never* worked for me, since I try,
>>>>> before the summer.
>>>> In the end I think is was a mistake to use fogbugz. For sure it’s nice for companies, but
>>>> for open sourse projects it just does not work with a closed bug tracker.
>>>>
>>>> Now the question is what is the effort to move to yet another one?
>>> I do not like fogbugz but I would not change now.
>>> Let us
>>>      - make it easy for people to log
>>
>> The Racket programming language (racket-lang.org) has in its IDE DrRacket a menu item
>>       - Submit bug report
>>
>> Details about the system and a description of the bug is gathered and sent of to a bugs mailing list as well as creating an issue in a bug tracker. This way you get the issue number, a possible discussion thread about the bug/enhancement and any user can take part. IMHO this is the _right_ way to do it.
>
> Long long time ago all the bugs could be submitted from Squeak itself (way before racket even started to exist) and we add a tool
> to crawl the emails and sort the bugs and it was a lot of work.

Ah, good old BFAV (Bug Fix Archive Viewer). Helping maintain that was
the first thing I actually did for the community (as opposed to
lurking).

frank

> So the Right way is something to evaluate and learn.
>
>>
>> Is there something similar for pharo?
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> No but it was planned now if people can publish bug at a fast rate (and may be there are not bug) our question is:  is it really reasonable to overwhelm with bugs :)
>
>> Contributing changes this way might get more complicated though, but possible.
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