[tex-live] New infrastructure: Question and patch

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Jul 29 04:39:43 CEST 2007

Frank Küster writes:
 > Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> wrote:
 > > Karl Berry writes:
 > >
 > >  > [...] but I'll take a look when I have a chance.
 > >
 > > Maybe it makes sense to have a TODO file (a simple text file) in the
 > > svn repository.  Bug reports and patches can be added there if they
 > > can't be fixed/applied immediately.
 > >
 > > I suppose that everyone involved in TeXLive development maintains his
 > > own TODO list somehow.  But I'm sure that it's better to have such a
 > > file in the repository.
 > >
 > > If someone reports a bug, the email message can be appended to the file.   
 > > If someone fixes the bug, he simply removes the message from the file.
 > Sounds like you just invented a bugtracker in text-only form.

No.  What I mean is a file which can only be edited by people who have
write access to the repository.

What I do not want to have in this file are arbitrary feature

 > In case someone volunteers to set it up, would the team be opposed
 > to using a sourceforge-like tracking system?  Or even a
 > Debian-like...

I don't like such systems.  But this is my personal opinion.

At the moment the best place for bug reports and feature requests is
this mailing list.  And this mailing list works very well.

What is the advantage of a bug tracking system?

Keep in mind that there are some people on this list who provide help
for things they are not responsible for.

I'm quite happy with this mailing list.


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