[Rd] Suggestion for the R Bugs web page

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jun 22 22:06:19 CEST 2005

Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz at mn.rr.com> writes:

> On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 21:15 +0200, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> > Marc Schwartz <MSchwartz at mn.rr.com> writes:
> > 
> > > > Note that we (well, primarily Peter Dalgaard) have considered
> > > > complete changes to the R-bugs "system" anyway some of which
> > > > would obliterate the e-mail interface completely IIRC.
> > > 
> > > Bugzilla?  ;-)
> > > 
> > > JitterBug of course is no longer actively maintained by the Samba folks.
> > 
> > X-actly. No need for the smiley. Apart from the maintenance issue, we
> > also have the problem of spam injection, aggravated by the fact that
> > Jitterbug is chopping headers off incoming mail, so that it looks like
> > it comes from us. We did get blackholed at one point - the entire
> > pubhealth department...
> Ouch. That's not good.

Fortunately, we got pulled out of the hole relatively fast, because
Duncan Murdoch knew the mechanisms. And fortunately, not every
recipient uses those blackhole lists.
> Perhaps that's one of many reasons that the Samba folks themselves have
> switched to Bugzilla?

Andrew Tridgell will have known about the lack of maintenance for a
while... The idea of putting a public mailing list into the loop
wasn't part of the original design. The code to prevent duplicates
from messages sent to both r-bugs and r-devel was a local hack.

> > It would be a no-brainer to switch to Bugzilla, were it not for the
> > 3000 or so messages that are already sitting in the Jitterbug
> > database.  
> Might the python script linked at the follow Bugzilla report be of use?
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124869
> See the attachment in Comment #1:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=69233
> as the author's web site link appears to be offline. I don't know
> python, so I would defer to others with more expertise as to whether the
> above is useful "as is", or might serve as a starting point.

Yes, I got the bright idea of googling for "jitterbug bugzilla" just
after replying as well... It does look quite useful. Not that I speak
Python either (Monty excepted), but the scheme he has been converting
from - status encoded in the directory name - is quite similar to our
slightly simpler Foo/Foo-fixed convention.

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