[NTG-pdftex] Tracking Bugs, Patches and Feature Requests

The Thanh Han The Thanh Han <hanthethanh@myrealbox.com>
Fri, 11 Jul 2003 18:37:01 +0700


On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 12:24:04PM +0200, Martin Schroeder wrote:
> Hi,
> the pdfTeX project needs a system for tracking bugs, patches and
> feature requests (whenever I integrate all the latest patches and
> look for open bugs I fear I forget one). 
> 
> We could of course set up the needed software by ourself, but
> there are already places that offer the needed services. I did a
> quick survey:
> - Sourceforge (http://sf.net): 
>     - Tracker for bugs, support requests, patches, feature requests
>     - Limited to OSI-compatible software (which pdfTeX is)
> - Savannah (savannah.nongnu.org): 
>     - Tracker for bugs, support requests, patches
>     - Limited to GPL-compatible software (which pdfTeX is)
>     - Emphasises on freeness
> - Berlios (berlios.de):
>     - Tracker for bugs, support requests, patches
>     - Not limited to OSI-compatible software (which pdfTeX is)
>     - It seems you can't automatically get mail about new
>       bugs/patches 
>     - Management is german
> 
> It seems Sourceforge is offering the most with the least strings
> attached.
> 
> I propose we set up pdfTeX at Sourceforge in the near future
> (post-Hawaii) for project management but keep the sources in the
> p4 repository at DANTE/TeXlive (it works perfectly).
> 
> Comments?

sounds great to me. I'd personally prefer sf.

Thanh