Malone transition for "main" and "restricted"

Vincent Untz vuntz at
Wed Jan 11 14:14:48 GMT 2006


On Wed, January 11, 2006 12:15, James Henstridge wrote:
>   "So this is it, we're going to die" - Arthur Dent.

Good quote :-)

> As of 2006-01-13, we will be switching to Malone for all bug
> reporting.  To avoid race conditions while doing the conversion, at
> 12:00 UTC the Bugzilla database will be locked to new entries.  All
> Bugzilla accounts will be made read-only, and will stay this way.

I don't want to be a PITA, but I have to ask: why now?

I already wrote my feeling about malone being not quite ready yet. I'm
sure it will rock in the future, but migrating now will make it really
difficult to handle the bugs, IMHO.

Also, doing such a change in the middle of the development of dapper
looks really like bad timing. Such a migration should happen at the end
of a development cycle (like, say, a few days before dapper is released)
or even better, at the beginning of a cycle: it will involve breaking
the habits of the current system users (both reporters and developers).

Maybe I'm alone in thinking this is really an inappropriate time to do
this migration. If this is the case, then ignore me :-)

Anyway, I would have liked to see at least some discussion about this
happen before the decision was taken. I'm not even sure who took this
decision (maybe the technical board?) and how it could have been
challenged... Is this something we could improve for future decisions
like this one?


Les gens heureux ne sont pas pressés.

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