Anyone willing to maintain a cygwin bugs database

Max Bowsher
Sun Jul 20 00:04:00 GMT 2003

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 19, 2003 at 09:38:58PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> I have always resisted the idea of a cygwin bug database because the
>>> cygwin user base is basically so clueless.  The theory is that if we
>>> opened up a bug database it would be filled with people reporting that
>>> setup.exe isn't resizeable or saying "I need help cygwin, gcc command
>>> not found says".
>>> However, I can see some benefit in pointing to official bugzilla URLs
>>> when someone reports a problem and possibly referring to closed bugzilla
>>> ids in cygwin releases.
>>> So, I was wondering if anyone wanted to volunteer to police a cygwin
>>> database?  Ideally, this would be done by one of the many lurkers in
>>> this mailing list rather than people who are already active.  I'd hate
>>> to dilute people's efforts on other fronts since I think this could
>>> require some regular and concentrated effort.
>>> Any volunteers?
>> I'll volunteer.
> I appreciate the offer but how do you qualify as a lurker or how do you
> think you fit the "I'd hate to dilute people's efforts on other fronts..."
> category?  You're active in setup development, at least.

Well, I'm pretty much a lurker on cyg-dev, despite being active on cyg and

I guess I have difficulty believing that a BugZilla could generate such a
massive quantity of work to dilute my setup involvement. I'm also hoping
there will be another volunteer or two to share the load with.

Why not start the BugZilla on a trial basis - if it fills up with too much
junk to handle, close it. If the closure guilts even a few people into
thinking before posting, we will still have acheived a net gain! :-)


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