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Re: Bug tracking

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:07:40 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKXHy=fx_Fe4hQEyvBAJ9hCbqWMK5_bPGqCMkWpPc2PBCHFKFg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>
Cc: WebAppSec WG <public-webappsec@w3.org>
We currently have a mix of bugs filed in GitHub and the W3C Tracker, as
well as threads that never have bugs associated with them. I agree
wholeheartedly that we should clean that up.

Migrating to Bugzilla is fine with me. Doing everything on GitHub is fine
too.

Tracker is (IMO) not a particularly wonderful issue tracker, but it's
integrated with IRC and the list, and there might be other process-related
reasons to use it.

Brad, WDYT? Would you be happy using Bugzilla rather than Tracker?

-mike

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On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:

> I often lose track of what bugs have been addressed in this group and
> which are still outstanding. The way we address this in the WHATWG is
> that every specification either uses Bugzilla or GitHub in addition to
> mailing list discussion to track important bugs. The open bugs and a
> way of filing a new bug are clearly linked from the specification in a
> "Participate" box at the top. There's also a script that helps you
> filing a bug based on selection of some text.
>
> Then when a bug is resolved the commit is linked from the bug, and the
> commit itself links to the bug. This helps reviewers as they can
> immediately see whether their bug was addressed as desired and can
> reopen the discussion if not. Reviewers have a single point to track
> and cannot be forgotten if a decision was made as part of a meeting
> since their bug still needs to be resolved. This also makes it easier
> for those trying to figure out why something changed in the past
> (specification archeology is a popular pastime of some).
>
>
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