more work to be done....

Christopher Travers einhverfr at
Thu May 17 20:42:38 GMT 2001

Good point.  An email list for SAMBA bugs could be helpful in order for 
people who recognize a given bug to be able to provide more and better 

The problem I see with a BBS type of service is the difficulty in ensuring 
proper maintenance in a project such as this.  Furthermore, I think that it 
would be harder to use to actually examine bugs than a simple site listing 
bugs, descriptions, and steps to reproduce problem.

Best Wishes,
Chris Travers

>From: "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at>
>To: Gerald Carter <gcarter at>
>CC: Samba Technical <samba-technical at>
>Subject: Re: more work to be done....
>Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 14:11:51 -0500 (CDT)
> > On Thu, 17 May 2001, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> >
> > > > But... why not use an actual bug tracking system?  It may be more 
>effort to
> > > > set up, but in the long run it may be a better solution.
> > >
> > > Tridge even wrote a bug tracking systems once.  The problem is, our
> > > development model doesn't match the bug-tracking model.  We don't 
> > > priorities to bugs or bugs to coders.  We each tackle the problems 
> > > growl at us loudest and which we are most capable of taming.
> >
> > Ah...this is an excellent point.  I'm not really worried about assigning
> > priorities to bugs.  I'm just tired of having to write.  "Known
> > bug in 2.X.X ...fixed in CVS"  Users would appreciate this as well
> > so they don;t spend time tracking down known issues.
>The only difference between this and a BBS type-o-thang is that folks
>would have a place to enter comments, a la slashdot.  Perhaps, instead of
>a slashdot sort of thing, people could mail comments to an address like
>samba-buglist at  The subject would contain the bug number and
>the message would be attached to the bug for *optional* reading.  This
>might cut down on "anonymous coward" messages.
>Point is, when we come across a bug we often need lots of input from the
>field to nail it.  This would provide a mechanism for gathering such
>information without clogging the samba-tech list.
>Having said that, there are also advantages to discussing bugs on the tech
>list, and there are also issues with managing something like a BBS.
>I guess I'm tossing ideas to see if they land face up.
>Chris -)-----
>Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
>crh at              Networking and Telecommunications Services
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