[coreboot] setting up a bug tracker

Martin Roth gaumless at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 16:57:35 CET 2015

I'm good with redmine, and if Lynxis is going to be the administrator,
I think it's reasonable that he should be able to decide in what he's
going to be working on.

I had done some looking and thinking about before Lynxis offered to
set up redmine, so I'll still present those items.

These were my questions about what the community wanted from a bug tracker:
- Is git integration needed or desired? (It might be nice, but I
didn't think it was needed)
- How about IRC integration? (I'd say no, but i wanted to put it out there)
- Any requirements on the language that the tracker is written in?
Python, Perl, Php, and Ruby seem to be the choices.
- Are there any required login methods? Does it need to support the
login types that review.coreboot.org supports?
- Is (anonymous) public reporting desired, or do we want to require
and user validation first? (I'd vote for sign in)

These were the results of looking through all of the various defect
trackers - mostly from wikipedia's page:

System          Git    License     Language   demo or example
Bugzilla        Yes    MPL         Perl       https://landfill.bugzilla.org/
Flyspray        No?    LGPL 2.1    PHP        https://bugs.flyspray.org/
MantisBT        Yes    GPL         PHP
Redmine         Yes    GPLv2       Ruby       http://demo.redmine.org/
Roundup         No     MIT         Python     http://issues.roundup-tracker.org/
The Bug Genie   Yes    Mozilla     PHP

I did like the looks of Flyspray - It seems pretty light weight - as
opposed to bugzilla, which seems overly large for what we need.
MantisBT and Redmine were the others that I though looked interesting.
Roundup and The Bug Genie didn't particularly appeal to me, but they
seemed fit the criteria.
Trac and Apache Bloodhound were also initially on my list, but I
removed them due to Patrick's comments.


On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 1:10 AM, Patrick Georgi <pgeorgi at google.com> wrote:
> 2015-11-03 19:17 GMT+01:00 Patrick Georgi <pgeorgi at google.com>:
>> people were nagging me to set up a bug tracker for the project.
> Well, to add, lynxis (Alexander Couzens) offers to setup a redmine
> instance. Since that removes admin duties from me, I'm quite in favor
> of that.
> So, redmine?
> Patrick
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