Website/Forum/BugTracking Integration ?

Jack Loom jackloom at
Tue Apr 8 00:21:48 CEST 2008


I was thinking to write some question as first post, relative at how I can
participate on the developing, or what could be the process for new dev.
contributors; but I think I can start posting a follow up relative to Trac
based on the experience I have on it.

On the VFX studio I work we run different R&D projects at the same time,
some on short terms, some on more long terms.
We introduced Trac two months ago after using a python based set of scripts
that was a bridge between the creation of a new project on the filesystem
and in svn, the creation of the relative bugzilla page, the setup of
relative mailing lists an the possible publication of the documentations of
the company wiki.

I can say that the system was working fine, but after different discussion
and the idea to add more modules at the system, we decide to move to Trac.
We founded really easy to maintain and the python back-end makes the system
really a flexible solution. Even if is my first post, I make me available
for a possible setup or any question relative at experience on it ...



On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at>

> (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.
>        -brian
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