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Re: [Action] Software to support the validation process

From: Evangelos Vlachogiannis <evlach@aegean.gr>
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:03:46 +0200
Message-ID: <45781F42.6030103@aegean.gr>
To: public-wai-ert-tsdtf@w3.org

Hi all,

IMO I find wiki appropriate for more document-oriented processes, that 
is not our case here. On the other hand, I think that a bug tracking 
system offers a more structured / clear way for people to contribute in 
situations like the one of this task force.  I also don't think that we 
can afford the overhead of installing and maintaining Jira (which I 
really like). Having also in mind that Jira offers a "Bugzilla to Jira" 
migration mechanism my vote goes to Bugzilla.

regards,
Vangelis

Carlos A Velasco wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> In the last call, we discussed three different software possibilities
> (actually lying under two categories: Wikis and issue tracking systems)
> to support the whole validation process of the test samples generated by
> the task force, or sent by third parties, namely: Wiki (whichever
> software supported by W3C system's people), Bugzilla
> <http://www.bugzilla.org/> (also supported by W3C) and JIRA
> <http://www.atlassian.com/software/jira/>.
>
> The software must support the assignment of validators, the highlighting
> of issues and validation errors, communication with the author, etc.
>
> - Wikis have the advantage, that have a simpler interface for users, but
> they will be have a bigger load to manage and monitor results and
> progress (sorry, my personal bias, although I know I should be neutral).
>
> - Bugzilla has a not so-friendly UI, and there are not too many
> possibilities to customise it. Good news is that W3C system's people
> will provide some level of support (TBD).
>
> - JIRA seems the most customisable and user friendly option (IMHO), at
> least to monitor and manage. The bad news is that we will be on our own,
> from the installation to the backup.
>
> Thus, the question is now which option you think is suitable, to select
> it as soon as possible.
>
> regards,
> carlos
>
>   
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