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Subject: Re: SourceForge BTS considered harmful

Re: SourceForge BTS considered harmful

From: nobby nobbs <>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 17:10:02 +0100

Flyspray works excellently for ipodlinux, and is very easy to use and
understand from a user's view.
On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 01:20:12 +0100, Jonas H. <> wrote:

> I've been spending a bit of time trying to close as many
> bugreports and feature requests as I could stand, but..
> This thing (the SourceForge bug/feature-request/patch tracking system)
> is giving me the creeps! I don't like it. It's just.. annoying. There's
> no way to mark duplicates or relations between bugs etc.
> Also, it's slow as molasses.
> Not to mention that I have to log in ALL THE TIME because SF keeps
> forgetting who I am, and then helpfully tells me "WE REMEMBER YOU!"
> after I log in.
> Now I have no experience whatsoever with working with other BTSs, but I
> can't imagine that they're all as annoying as this one. I would hope
> not.
> I'm beginning to think that this may be half the reason why there are so
> many invalid/outdated/duplicate entries that I've been able to close
> without thinking twice about it (but with a significant amount of
> teeth-grinding thanks to the wonderful SourceForge).
> Any opinions on switching to using something non-SourceForge for
> tracking bugs, feature requests etc.?
> As I said, I've no experience with any of the alternatives, which seem
> to be (judging by a quick google):
> - Bugzilla (all over the place)
> - Debbugs (can be used, using only emails)
> - GNATS (It's GNU, how can it not be wonderful? ...)
> - Mantis (php/MySQL/web - if it's anything like SF, leave it!)
> - Flyspray (it kills bugs, see?)
> - Roundnup (it wasn't funny the first time. Really.)
> Okay, I'll stop there, but mention that there are more where they came
> from:
> Or maybe I'm just being bitter because SF is being annoying and you
> should all just ignore me.

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