Malone transition for "main" and "restricted"

Lionel Dricot (aka Ploum) zeploum at
Wed Jan 11 16:53:53 GMT 2006


I must agree with Vincent that I'm not quite used to malone. For example, I
can't find how to report bugs against malone itself !

It's perhaps my old bugzilla habits, but there are still a lot of things I
can't figure how to do with malone.

On the other hand, I must admit that the bugzilla/malone combo is quite

I agree with Vincent that this migration would be better just after the
Dapper release. That's only my 0.02€


On 11/01/06, Vincent Untz <vuntz at> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Vincent
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