Website/Forum/BugTracking Integration ?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sun Apr 6 22:38:52 CEST 2008

(FYI: discussion of this nature is better suited to the xfce4-dev
list. Please follow up there.)

On Sun, 6 Apr 2008 21:15:26 +0300 Alexandru Bucur wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone else had this idea.
> Imho it would be a nice thing.
> One such app that could integrate everything could be drupal with the
> project management module (even if it's not as good as trac it does it
> job nicely) + forum (yes i know that drupal's forum is a bit retarded
> but then again there are some modules that make it to be decent for
> normal use) + wiki (well drupal's content is something like a wiki. it
> doesn't have the thing to create a
> new page but i think there's a module for that :P) + the book module
> so the documentation book would be easier to update.

My experience with Drupal has been nothing short of awful.  It's a
*huge* piece of software, overly complex to configure, the
permissions/rights management system is a confusing nightmare, it's
difficult to upgrade without breaking things, and tries to be too
generic such that it takes a lot of work to get the look that you want
for the website.  The in-line page editing tools are crap as well.  IMO,
Drupal is simply not an option.

I've never admin-ed a trac-based site, but from the user perspective, I
like trac.  I haven't really done a formal evaluation of it, so I don't
know if, e.g., its bug tracker has the features that we need.  I do
like that the bug tracker supports wiki-ish syntax.  I'd be interested
in looking into trac a bit more, time permitting.

> (even if it does mean that everybody needs to reset their password)

This sounds like a huge pain; I'd rather not force everyone to do this
unless it would represent a significant improvement.

> and i can help with the porting of articles from the wiki/book to the
> drupal one.
> Also i can help with the theming even if i can only code it. I I suck
> at designing stuff :).
> Thanks for your time.

Sounds like a big job.  At the risk of sounding a bit like a dick: why
should we believe that you'd follow through with this?  I don't recall
seeing you post here before (indeed, I see no posts at least as far
back as a year ago).  It's fine to suggest big ideas, but it's hard to
take them seriously without having backing from someone who we know
will follow through and commit to the time and work involved.


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