Website/Forum/BugTracking Integration ?

David Mohr damailings at
Mon Apr 7 19:26:02 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
> Erik Harrison wrote:
>  >
>  > I'm one of the trac admins here at my job, we have in excess of a
>  > 100,000 lines of code spread over 6 projects with components below
>  > them. Trac is completely sufficient, with the proper (first party)
>  > plugins installed.
>  >
>  > While Trac may not match our developer needs as well as bugzilla, our
>  > size certainly isn't a barrier.
>  Cool, good to know.
>  > We (my company) have been very happy with Trac, on balance. Trac has
>  > been shot down in Xfce discussions in the past for various reasons.
>  > Some of those aren't valid in recent versions, and some are.
>  I believe the biggest sour taste I got was when trac used to spin on the
>  server making httpd eat 100% CPU and slowly consume more and more
>  memory.  No one really looked into this too deeply, and it was a couple
>  years ago, so I imagine the problem has likely been fixed upstream.

I really like trac, but FYI pidgin was having very similar problems
just recently (a month or two ago). So at least with some
configurations there are still pitfalls....


>  > All that said, I'm not sure Xfce has a tools "problem" that needs to be solved.
>  Excellent point.  Would we be just making busywork for ourselves by
>  moving to a new infrastructure?  Are there problems (from the
>  *developers'* point of view) with how are tools are set up?  Personally,
>  I don't think so.  The website more or less runs itself (thanks to Nick,
>  updating news is easy, and doing translations is pretty simple as well,
>  among other things).  Bugzilla seems to work fine for our needs, though
>  as we grow, I'd wish for tighter permissions control (bz3.0 should do
>  this, when we get around to upgrading).  The wiki seems to be a decent
>  success.  I don't use the forum and don't particularly care about it.
>  The blog isn't used that much, but it's fine how it is (though it would
>  be cool to make the blog software a secondary part of the site, and
>  aggregate all the blogs there, as well as outside Xfce blogs, on the
>  main page, but that requires work and I don't care that
>  much).  Subversion is decent, and git-svn is a great supplement.
>  Anything else?
>         -brian
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