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Re: Telcon action: Task management proposal

From: frozenice <frozenice@frozenice.de>
Date: Sun, 04 Nov 2012 00:10:41 +0100
Message-ID: <5095A471.2050302@frozenice.de>
To: public-webplatform@w3.org
To take a closer look, I created a test install (no demo reset timer!).

URL: http://webplatform.frozenice.de/bugs/thebuggenie/

Logins are:
admin / testing
user / testing

Notes: SSO seems possible to include, uploads can be enabled/disabled, data can be imported (CSV), multiple projects / single project, fine grained permissions, seems to use %2f in 
some URLs (project permission AJAX) -> maybe AllowEncodedSlashes On necessary, odd directory setup, issue types / fields customizable, custom workflows seem nice and complex (has 
custom flows, including linking back to earlier steps as it seems), included wiki can be disabled (at least the links), has components (even editions, but we don't need those I 
guess), VCS integration possible (commit messages update bugs, github supported)

On 03.11.2012 02:41, Jonathan Garbee wrote:
> tl;dr:
> Bug Genie [1] is what we should use for task and bug tracking.  Any objections?
> Long version:
> So, I tested a handful of software today that we could use to track tasks and manage bugs along with any other possible Project Management things we could need.  I'm very happy to
> say, I have found one awesome solution for us.  That solution is Bug Genie [1].
>   We can use it for:
>   * Bug Tracking
>   * Tracking major content edits/additions.
>   * Tracking actions produced through telcons (perhaps even the telcon discussion points themselves).
>   * Perhaps more if anything else comes up that we need to track.
>   Pros:
>   * Super granular ACL (Access Control Lists).
>   * Decent UI by default.
>   * Very customizable.
>   * OpenID support.
>   Cons:
>   * Pretty intricate setup.
>   * Lots of features that aren't too useful to us since we aren't developing software.
>   * UX is tricky at first to figure out (I will try to help by creating exact guides to help with tasks being done in the tracker).
>   * Wiki "module" that is required.  So there is wasted links around going into the Wiki that aren't needed.
> We can use the software to track just about anything we want to do. I am confident that by hosting this we can streamline all suggestions, bugs, requests, and tasks into one
> unified area. Keeping things very centralized, easy to administrate, and super simple to keep track of things.
> It would remove the use/need of discussion pages, comments, and these random pages that we have scattered about for tracking tasks along with the bugtracker hosted by W3.
>   I am going to setup a test install on a public server early next week and import most of the bugs from one or two sections of the current tracker as example data.  This way
> everyone can try it out and see if it is worth pursuing to use.  I really think that we can use it for full project management for WPD and centralize a lot of information that is
> currently spread out among duplicated areas.
>   If anyone has any questions about the software, or how exactly I think we would be using it, please ask.  I really think this is the best solution for us that fits the Open
> Source requirement.  If you also know of something you think would be better, please let me know so I can review it.
> Thanks,
>   -Garbee
>   [1] http://www.thebuggenie.com/

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