[forum] Project transparency through open tools.

Luke forum@XFree86.Org
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:24:40 +0900


Thank you for pointing that out.  I had seen it but on noticing only 7 
open bugs assigned to "developer@XFree86.org" I assumed that it was a 
test installation.

    Luke

Alan Hourihane wrote:

>On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 03:33:11PM +0900, Luke wrote:
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>>Like the subject says, wouldn't the entire project be able to make 
>>itself much more transparent to the rest of the community by using
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>open 
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>>tools?  A good example of an open tool is Bugzilla - not only would 
>>users be able to watch and interact with the bugs affecting them, but
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>it 
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>>would also be of great benefit to the XFree86 developers.
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>>Most open source projects of this magnitude (KDE and the Debian 
>>GNU/Linux distribution to name two) use an open bug tracking system.
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>Is 
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>>there some unspoken reason for not doing this?
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>Looks like you've not seen http://bugs.xfree86.org then.
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>>Also, roadmaps and such could be easily published as well.  Mozilla 
>>makes information readily available 
>>(http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap.html) to anyone who wants it.
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>On this list, there has been an initial XFree86 5.0 TODO list too.
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>Alan.
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