Re: Planned changes for to reduce the "Bugzilla blues"

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On Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 01:31:49PM +0000, Artem S. Tashkinov wrote:
> To me it sounds like the best way to keep moving forward is simply
> convert + + bugzilla to
> and that will solve all the issues immediately.

No, you will still have all the exact same problems as long as nobody is in
charge of handling incoming bugs. There are plenty of active github/gitlab
projects with thousands of open issues that nobody is working on for the exact
same reason nobody is working on bugs filed via bugzilla -- the right people
didn't see it (or are actively ignoring it, because they are working on
something else).

> That will require of course a ton of work but:
> 1) All the commiters will be automatically present and you can easily CC
>    them

Just like with bugzilla.

> 2) All the kernel directories could be split into components with the
>    respective developers being subscribed to them automatically. There's an
>    issue though: sometimes directories/components are rearranged. Gitlab
>    however is quite powerful, so issues can be easily moved between
>    components.

Just like bugzilla.

> 3) It's gonna be a ton easier to keep track of commits and discuss/review
>    them. AFAIK it's now done using LKML + and then
>    commits are merged by maintainers. So many places to keep track of.

Now there will be a single place someone can knock out to stop all kernel
development and coordination, subject to countrywide IP blocks, political
influence, etc.

Besides, maintainers already have a single place to keep track of things --
their inbox. If they didn't see something in their inbox, how is it going to
be different when it's a web interface?

> 4) Gitlab probably can be integrated with other gitlabs (at least AMD, Intel
>    and Nouveau drivers are developed on
> Gitlab simplifies all of that tremendously. Github will work as well but I
> know many people don't like it.

Gitlab is also a commercial open-core project. It is permanently in danger of
being swallowed by some $ENTITY_NOBODY_LIKES, who will for sure look to
prioritize what kinds of things go in to the "open core" part and what kinds
of things are only available with subscription, in order to improve profit


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