If ports@ list continues to be used as substitute for GNATS, I'm unsubscribing

clutton clutton at zoho.com
Fri Dec 20 12:11:37 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-12-18 at 12:45 -0500, Eitan Adler wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> > Am 2013-12-17 23:33, schrieb John Marino:
> >
> >> Over the months I've seen several ports users copy a failure log and
> >> mail it to ports@, usually without even saying "hello".  I've tried to
> >> discourage that behavior but other members of this mail list encourage
> >> this method of bypassing writing PRs.  One user even proudly boasted
> >> that sending email to ports@ is faster than writing a PR so of course he
> >> was going to do that instead.
> >>
> >
> > That only shows how badly GNATS sucks and that it's much more uncomfortable
> > to
> > use than writing a mail.
> > I totally agree that error need to be tracked in an error tracker where
> > reports
> > don't get lost, you have a proper history etc. pp. but GNATS is just ancient
> > and
> > should have died in a fire a long time ago.
> Agreed.  There is active work on moving to bugzilla instead of GNATS.
> I can't give a definite timeline but it should be 'soon'.

I would suggest to take a look at redmine. Not because I'm a ruby
developer. Pivotal and redmine are trackers which people like most.
Redmine does the same thing as a jira or a track but in more polite
manner :)

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