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Offline Mánagarmr

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Have you considered a bugtracker?
« on: October 02, 2010, 04:06:14 AM »
With all the oodles of bugs that crop up and many of them being either intended or "fixed" already it can get rather confusing to search the forums for bugs.

I guess you have considered using a dedicated bugtracking system? It should help you keep track of the bugs, and help us report bugs in a more concise manner, and also let us search bugs or even find active bugs and help with testing.

I don't know of too many bugtracking systems, but we use Mantis for Dwarf Fortress, and it seems to work very nicely.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 10:33:58 AM »
We looked into this heavily almost a year ago, but the generalthoughts were:

1. People didn't want to log in to a new system.
2. Most of the trackers cost money and don't seem worth it.
3. Most of them seem to have too many features, but not the right kinds.

Mainly I haven't seen one yet that made me happy. In past jobs I always codes my own.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 10:43:11 AM »
I probably should bite the bullet and get mantis installed, though. That was one of the top condenders, if I recall (that forum thread from last year is in here somewhere), and it's becoming clear with 3.7 that we do need something.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 02:16:45 PM »
Yeah, the "registering for a new system" sure is a showstopper for some people, I do realize that. However, one should keep the bugreporting forum for those people and hopefully some fanatics (like us xD) will transfer the bugs into the the bugreporter.

Just keep a nice, giant stickypost "WE HAVE A BUGREPORTER, GUYS!" in the forum ;)
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 02:23:43 PM »
Just let the forum users know that a bug tracker would be very helpful for you guys, so if you want to contribute please register and submit bugs through that. They can still post to the forum, but they know thats not the preferred method and may not get as much attention.

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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 03:15:31 PM »
I'm working on installing Mantis, I think it is all but required now, heh.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 04:09:25 PM »
Yeah, the bugreports sure are filling up. having a bugtracker will probably make you less insane :D
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2010, 06:01:29 PM »
Indeed. :)
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2010, 06:06:50 PM »
1. People didn't want to log in to a new system.
Taleword use also a bugtracker, the username and passeword is the same as the Board. Users don't need to subscrib two times with a system like that.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 06:16:30 PM »
True, but that takes a lot more challenge, I think.  I'll see what I can find out, anyway.
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 06:19:23 PM »
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2010, 06:56:44 PM »
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2010, 11:10:36 PM »
I see that some of the bugs are as category "Suggestion - General Idea" -- are we moving suggestions to the bug tracker as well?

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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2010, 11:18:50 PM »
probably just the default stuff really..
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Re: Have you considered a bugtracker?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2010, 11:22:08 PM »
I think there would be a few forum members willing to watch the forum bug reports and then properly submit them on Mantis.  Then they could post a link to the bug tracker in the forum thread so others would know it had been properly submitted.