Unofficial SPI Issue Tracking System (Re: Issue #0 - No general-purpose issue tracking system)
chealer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 20:37:16 UTC 2018
On 2016-07-30 10:55, Filipus Klutiero wrote:
> According to Joshua D. Drake, SPI has an issue tracking system for reimbursements, but not for other issues (see http://lists.spi-inc.org/pipermail/spi-general/2016-July/003466.html ). If there is already a genera-purpose ITS, this is indeed far from obvious.
> Therefore, in the absence of such a tracker, I am using this email to officially request SPI to put in place an issue tracker for all issues, or for issues which are not already covered by a dedicated tracker.
> Unfortunately, the one ITS engine I liked using is Atlassian JIRA, which is not free software. I have been unsatisfied with all open source engines I used. I have no strong opinion on which engine should be picked. Obviously, having a web interface would be extremely important, particularly one which is not read-only, though email notifications are very useful.
Since I wrote this, one of my projects started using Redmine. I did not use it much and left that project several months ago, so I cannot recommend it with all my weight, but my memory indicates a good impression. Redmine is implemented in Ruby and a recent version is distributed in the stable and unstable suites of our associated project Debian (though not in testing, due to a serious bug reported 2017-11-14). I think it should be considered.
Pending the creation of a proper general-purpose issue tracking system, I have created an unofficial and fully manual tracker at http://philippecloutier.com/Software+in+the+Public+Interest+Issue+Tracking+System+-+Unofficial
It is a simple wiki page ediable by all, which currently links to reports made via mailing lists.
By the way, I recommend to require report submitters to agree to licence their reports under a free licence (probably Creative Commons), and to confirm that any content in their report not created by them can be redistributed, so that cloning the ITS is not an issue.
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